ICING ON PAVEMENTS

THE SUBJECT, ICING ON PAVEMENTS, IS PRESENTED BECAUSE OF ITS CONSIDERABLE ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL INTEREST TO SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS AND MOTORISTS. SIDEWALKS, STREETS, HIGHWAYS AND AIRPORT RUNWAYS ARE GREAT POTENTIAL SOURCES OF ACCIDENTS WHEN THEY BECOME COATED WITH A SLIPPERY SURFACE OF ICE. VEHICLES SKID IN TRAVERSING THE HIGHWAYS AND AIRCRAFT SKID IN TAKING OFF AND LANDING. TO RENEW INTEREST AND THINKING AND TO PROMOTE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ICING PHENOMENON, THE ICING THEORY IS PRESENTED. THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS FOR THE FORMATION OF ICING AND THE TEMPERATURE REGIME BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE ARE DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED GRAPHICALLY BY MEANS OF TAUTOCHRONES. ALSO PRESENTED IS A DISCUSSION OF VARIATIONS BELOW THE SURFACE BROUGHT ABOUT BY RAIN DROPLETS (AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING) UPON THEIR STRIKING THE FROZEN PAVEMENT SURFACE. THE ICING THEORY IS DEMONSTRATED BY ACTUAL CONDITIONS AS THEY PREVAILED IN THE GENERAL METROPOLITAN AREA OF NEW YORK IN JANUARY, 1956. /AUTHOR/

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  • Monograph Title: Frost effects in soils and on pavement surfaces
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  • Accession Number: 00206984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1994 12:00AM