Accession Number : AD0680184

Title :   EFFECT OF SOLAR RADIATION ON PROCESSED SNOW IN ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Kovacs,Austin ; Ramseier,Rene O.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The report discusses the effect of solar radiation on the strength of in situ processed Peter snow. The effect of short term (less than 2 weeks) solar radiation on the strength of in situ processed snow sintering in the environment of Greenland, can be considered insignificant. Under the environmental conditions, an in situ processed snow deposit can achieve in 45 days 90 to 95% of the unconfined compressive strength of natural snow of comparable density at -9C. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), SOLAR RADIATION, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, MODEL TESTS, TEST METHODS, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), SINTERING, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), TEMPERATURE, DENSITY, EXTENSOMETERS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, GREENLAND

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE