Accession Number : AD0696182

Title :   CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD BED DESIGN IN AREAS OF GLACIERS,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Peretrukhin,N. A.

Report Date : 09 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Features in the Design of Railroad and highway earth filled road beds in areas characterized by the development of ice fields and glaciers are examined from the standpoint of the natural hydrogeological conditions of the area and the effect of road building on these conditions. The construction of highways, railroads, and associated facilities has been responsible for the development of artificial glaciers, which pose hazards to highway and rail traffic due to the damage of the road beds by the effect of the ice. Measures for controlling the ice and for eliminating the glaciers when possible are proposed. The author strongly urges that the present methods of highway and railway design and construction be reexamined and that certain new techniques be adopted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAILROAD TRACKS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES)), (*GLACIERS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES)), (*ROADS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES)), DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, ICE, TRAFFIC, HAZARDS, ROADS, DAMAGE, CONTROL, PERMAFROST, STABILITY, FLOODS, DEFORMATION, SOILS, USSR

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE