PRECONDITIONING OF DEEP SNOW FOR IMPROVING TRAFFICABILITY

Authors
  1. Boonsinsuk, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);901144
Abstract
There is an expressed military interest in achieving a capability to transport fire power, armour and supplies over snow-covered regions that are currently inaccessible to vehicles needed to fulfill these roles. Undisturbed deep snow generally offers inadequate support to heavy vehicles. Consequently, vehicles are subject to hang-up failure. A possible remedy to this problem is the artificial strengthening of snow through shallow deformation- with or without additive impurities- followed by age hardening. Little information is available on the effectiveness or preconditioning techniques, hence the feasibility of the envisaged application needs to be established.
Report Number
DRES-CR-3/88 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Aug 1986
Number of Pages
278
DSTKIM No
88-04308
CANDIS No
57513
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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