Accession Number : AD0720064

Title :   Possible Use of Compressed Air in Snow Protection Applications,

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

Personal Author(s) : Markevich,G. S.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Wind tunnel experiments with a model of air snow protection showed that beyond the air barrier -- consisting of successively arranged circular jets -- snow accumulates corresponding to typical snow deposits beyond the lattice protective structures. The action of pneumo-snow protection (air snow protection) and its functionability depend on direction and jet-wind angle of attack. This study is the first stage in developing a new type of snow protection. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, PROTECTION), (*SNOW REMOVAL, COMPRESSED AIR), WIND TUNNELS, MODEL TESTS, STRUCTURES, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE