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Title: Investigation of snow compaction methods conducted for Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, fiscal year 1949 : report of investigations
Authors: United States. Army. Engineer Research and Development Laboratories.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Snow
Snow compaction
Snow runways
Ice runways
Snow bearing strength
Elastic properties
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. 22.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: Field tests were performed with both full scale and scale model equipment. Full scale tests were performed to measure effectiveness of various types of compaction and stream injection apparatus and to examine the effect of repeated breaking up and recompaction of the snow. Scale model pontons were used to investigate effects of individual variables on compaction results. Additional studies were performed covering static laboratory compaction, California Bearing Ratio, modulus of elasticity and photomicrography. This paper describes tests conducted and presents in detail the results obtained, together with conclusions based on the results, and recommendations concerning future investigations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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