Accession Number : AD0653147

Title :   EFFECTS OF A SHOCK WAVE ON A PETER SNOW ARCH.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author : SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s) : McCoy,John E. ; Waterhouse,Robert W.

Report Date : JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The U. S. Army Snow Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (USA SIPRE) was requested by the Office, Chief of Engineers to conduct a small-scale test to evaluate the resistance of a rigid snow trench cover to the blast effects of a military explosive. The USA SIPRE field crew conducting research on snow structures at Camp Century, 138 miles inland from Camp Tuto, Greenland, was requested to prepare the test setup. U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (USA WES) was requested to measure the magnitude of the pressure wave during the test. The objective of the test was to obtain preliminary information which would be used to estimate the probable effect of large-scale explosions on a snow arch roof. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, *SNOW), (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *MILITARY TACTICS), DEPOSITION, SHEAR STRESSES, TEMPERATURE, DEMOLITION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MEASUREMENT, ARMY

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE