AERODYNAMIC SNOW FENCES TO CONTROL SNOWDRIFTING ON ROADS

SOME PROBLEMS OF SNOWDRIFTING CONTROL ON ROADS IN OPEN TERRAIN ARE DESCRIBED. SOME OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GEOMORPHOLOGICAL-CLIMATIC FACTORS AND SNOW FENCES AS SNOWDRIFTING CONTROL DEVICES ARE DISCUSSED. THE AERODYNAMIC- SNOW MECHANICS ASPECTS OF SNOW FENCES AND FLOW PROCESSES OF AIR-SNOW CURRENTS ACROSS DENSE AND PERMEABLE SNOW FENCES ARE DESCRIBED, ROUGH CALCULATIONS ARE MADE FOR SPACING OF SNOW FENCES, AND DIFFICULTIES IN THEORETICAL ANALYSES OF AERODYNAMIC SNOW FENCES ARE DISCUSSED. ADDITIONAL STUDIES THAT ARE NEEDED TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SNOW FENCES ARE SUGGESTED. THESE INCLUDE STUDIES OF GEOMORPHOLOGY AND CLIMATE OF REGIONS PRONE TO SNOWDRIFTING, AERODYNAMICS OF SNOWDRIFITING, AND AERODYNAMIC-SNOW MECHANICS OF VARIOUS KINDS OF SNOW FENCES AND THEIR COMPONENTS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 210-219
  • Monograph Title: Snow removal and ice control research
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1971 12:00AM