Accession Number : AD0750270
Title : Building Foundation Study at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Descriptive Note : Technical note Oct 70-May 72,
Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Paige,Russell A.
Report Date : SEP 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : The Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) investigated problems concerning subsurface temperatures, snow accumulation, and potential frost heaving beneath buildings at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Two buildings were selected for a comparative study of their effects upon earth-fill foundation and underlying permafrost. One building has an open below space beneath it for air circulation and the other is completely enclosed. (Author)
Descriptors : (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), *PERMAFROST), (*BUILDINGS, *ANTARCTIC REGIONS), FROST HEAVE, ICE, SNOW, SOIL MECHANICS, TEMPERATURE
Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE