SNOW AND ROAD PAVEMENTS IN WESTERN HIMALAYAS

The paper deals with snow effects on road pavements in the Western Himalayas with special reference to the upper reaches where high altitudes, rugged topography & difficult working environment, & heavy depositions of snow combine to produce characteristically difficult road conditions. The paper discusses the salient aspects of road work, including the over-all effects of snow depositions on pavement performance. It is brought out that granular crusts topped with thin bituminous surfacings, which are otherwise satisfactory, undergo considerable damage every year due to the effects of snow clearance operations. The aspects of direct mechanical impingement and water action are discussed. The Authors hold the view that due to conditions of deep ground water table, frost action is only of low intensity & there is no significant problem of frost heave. The work already done and further work indicated for the solution of the said recurrent damage to pavement are also discussed. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 135-140
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM