Testing of a Compacted Snow Runway

by James A. Bender,

Serial Information: Journal of the Air Transport Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper consists of a comprehensive report on the field testing of a snow runway built on the Greenland Ice Cap by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The author describes in-place, laboratory, and large-scale testing of snow for this runway. Test methods and results obtained are set forth in detail. An appendix describes the effects of temperature and age-hardening on the strength of snow.

Subject Headings: Snow | Airport and airfield pavements | Field tests | Laboratory tests | Ice | Temperature distribution | Temperature effects | Greenland | Denmark

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