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