SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH OBJECTIVES FOR THE FUTURE

The concluding session devoted time to a discussion of research needed over the next ten years to improve present capability for removing snow and ice from highways and for ensuring an all-weather capability for guideway systems, communication facilities, and aircraft and their ground facilities. The session included discussion of methods of improving the coefficient of friction between tires and the winter surface. To this end, it was recommended that research be directed to improve tire design and materials, and the work done by Caltrans showing that graphite fiber tire additives significantly increase the friction coefficient was cited. Also, it was recommendd that research be continued toward development of physical and non-chloride chemical approaches to snow removal and ice disbonding, and the operational procedures required to integrate new materials and techniques into an effective, cost-saving system.

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 185, Snow Removal and Ice Control Research. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Minsk, L David
    • Kehl, Edward J
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p 350
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
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  • Accession Number: 00193902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM