Accession Number : AD0756576
Title : Snow Accumulations on Air Cushion Vehicle Track Sections.
Descriptive Note : Mechanical engineering rept.,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Ringer,T. R. ; Price,R. D.
Report Date : OCT 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : Snow accumulations have been observed on a number of different shaped beams that may be employed for guided air cushion train tracks. At low wind velocities the snowfall accumulation was similar on all horizontal surfaces; however at high wind velocities the beams with a plane upper horizontal surface accumulated much lower quantities of snow. The vertical member of the inverted Tee track acts as a 100% density snow fence for snowfall with a crosswind. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SNOW, VEHICLE TRACKS), (*GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, SNOW), VOLUME, WIND, DENSITY, CANADA, TRAFFICABILITY
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Snow, Ice and Permafrost
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE