SNOW COLLECTION BY POSSIBLE HIGH SPEED GUIDEWAY SECTIONS

A program to observe the formation of snow accumulations on possible high speed transportation tracks was initiated in 1969. The track sections tested include Pi shaped, box, inverted Tee and channel cross section beams. At extremely low wind velocities the snowfall accumulation is equal on all beams. At high cross flow velocities the beams with vertical members rising from horizontal surfaces cause severely distorted accumulations. The vertical member(s) acts as a 100% density snow fence resulting in a parallel ridge formation. With dry snow and high wind velocity the plane surface beams accumulated little or no snow. /Authors/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 318-327
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
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  • Accession Number: 00193898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM