|Title||An Investigation of the snow adjacent to DYE-2, Greenland|
|Author(s)||Herbert T Ueda , Goff MA, Nielsen KG|
CRREL Special Report 81-3
Snow samples from five 50-ft (15.2-m) deep holes, augered adjacent to the west side of DEW Line Station Dye-2 in Greenland, were investigated for density and unconfined compressive strength. Forty-two percent of the recovered cores were tested. Ninety-three percent of the samples tested had a length/diameter ratio greater than 2:1. The loading rate was 2 in./min (51 mm/min ). Sample end-effects appeared to influence a high percentage of the failures. The heavily disturbed nature of the material is evidenced in the widely scattered values of density and strength with depth. A minimum and maximum strength value of 31 psi (0.21 MPa) and 1065 psi (7.34 MPa) respectively were obtained from a hole located 50 ft (15.2 m) from the structure. Using an approach similar to that used prior to the DYE-3 move in 1976,a safety factor exceeding 6.5 is obtained against a brittle bearing failure based on a maximum footing design load of 2000 lb/ft2 (96 kPa).
|Special Collections||CRREL Reports|
|Citation||Herbert T Ueda , Goff MA, Nielsen KG ( 1981 ) An Investigation of the snow adjacent to DYE-2, Greenland. CRREL Special Report 81-3 , 1-24 .|