Accession Number : AD0700995

Title :   VARIATION OF SOME MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLAR SNOW, CAMP CENTURY, GREENLAND.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kovacs,Austin ; Weeks,W. F. ; Michitti,Frank

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The present study analyzes the results of a large number of measurements of the unconfined compressive strength of polar snow from Camp Century, Greenland, where it was possible to obtain samples with densities varying over essentially the complete natural density range for polar snow and ice. The loading apparatus used was designed specifically for the purpose. The variations of the static Young's modulus and the ring-tensile strength of the snow and ice were also studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, LOADS(FORCES), DENSITY, GREENLAND

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE