SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL FROM PAVEMENT USING STORED EARTH ENERGY

This report documents the design, construction and three year evaluation of an experimental project in which heat pipes were utilized to transfer the natural stored energy of the earth to the pavement to control snow and ice accumulations. Also included is a discussion on the economic feasibility of utilizing such systems as well as graphical representations of temperature profiles derived from thermocouple data collected at the project site. (FHWA)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    West Virginia Department of Highways

    Materials Control, Soil and Testing Division
    Charleston, West VA,   USA  25311

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Long, D C
    • Baldwin, J S
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1025429
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-80-227 Final Rpt., HS-028 916
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8947
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1985 12:00AM