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Title: Factors affecting rate of ice cutting with a chain saw
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Coutermarsh, Barry A.
Keywords: Chain saws
River crossing
Ice cutting
Military bridges
Winter bridging
Winter warfare
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 89-24.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Military winter bridging procedures with an ice cover present on the waterway may involve cutting the ice away with chain saws to provide an ice-free crossing zone. This report investigates the cutting rates possible from one type of chain saw with two chain configurations, two operators, three cut lengths and three ice thicknesses. A statistical analysis is used to determine the effect the various factors have upon cutting rate and suggestions are made for chain modifications that might further improve cutting perfomance.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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