Compressive Strength of Compacted Snow

by G.S. Pedersen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Air Transport Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 27-46

Document Type: Journal Paper


Study of mechanical strength of compacted snow to find methods of increasing load bearing capacity for airports and roads; tests indicate increase in strength with increasing density; snow compacted to density of about 0.60 kg/dm3 may obtain average compressive strength of 10 kg/cm2 at -- 15 C when loaded at rate of 3 mm/sec.

Subject Headings: Compressive strength | Snow loads | Load bearing capacity | Load tests | Snow | Compacted soils | Airports and airfields | Highways and roads

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