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Title: Snow stabilization for roads and runways
Authors: Wuori, Albert F.
Keywords: Snow
Snow compacting
Snow stabilization
Snow roads
Snow runways
Construction
Cold weather conditions
Bearing strength
Greenland
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.)) ; 83.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: A study of methods of stabilizing snow for roads and runways was conducted on the Greenland Ice Cap during the summer of 1959. Dry-processing methods included use of two types of rotary snow plows followed by leveling and compaction with a D-8 low ground pressure tractor. A thin surface layer of a previously dry-processed lane was also heat-processed to produce a stronger wearing surface. Tests showed that dry processing produced a pavement structure which was capable of supporting certain types of wheeled cargo aircraft after 3 weeks of age hardening. For support of aircraft with tire pressures exceeding 100 psi, heat processing of a thin surface layer maybe necessary.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/5698
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