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Title: Supporting capacity of processed snow runways
Authors: Wuori, Albert F.
Keywords: Processed snow
Snow runways
Bearing strength
Compressive strength
Static loads
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 82.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: A study of the wheel-load supporting capacity of processed snow runways was conducted at Houghton, Michigan, during 1959 and 1960. Static load tests were made on processed snow in test bins to determine the extent of disturbance by a surface load and type of failure produced. Test sections of processed snow runways were trafficked with an aircraft tire using wheel loads of up to 35,000 lb. Ram hardness, unconfined compression, and California Bearing Ratio field tests were also performed, and results of the tests were compared. It was found that it will b e possible to predict the supporting capacity of snow pavements from the results of simple tests, especially the ram hardness tests.
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