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Untinen J., Junnikkala J., Jokinen K., Haataja M. (2019) Use of a snow cannon to test effect of different coatings for adhesion of snow in railway applications. In: Uhl T. (eds) Advances in Mechanism and Machine Science. IFToMM WC 2019. Mechanisms and Machine Science, vol 73. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20131-9_366

Use of a snow cannon to test effect of different coatings for adhesion of snow in railway applications

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Author: Untinen, Jonne1; Junnikkala, Jarno1; Jokinen, Karoliina1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu 90014, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019101532851
Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-06-14
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Abstract

This paper describes implementation of a snow cannon for testing different coatings for adhesion of snow in railway applications. A spray of snow is targeted to a test plate and the accumulated mass of snow is measured. The test plate can be coated with e.g. an ice-phobic coating to test the effect of coating on adhesion of snow. Exploitation of a snow cannon for this purpose is straightforward, but certain parameters need to be measured and starts and stops of the cannon need to be precisely controlled to produce repeatable measurements. The snow cannon needs water and air supply in order to operate. These need to be measured and the flow of water and air in the cannon need to be adjusted carefully to be able to produce consistent spray of snow. The snow cannon was assembled in a cold laboratory, whose temperature could be precisely adjusted. The temperature and the humidity of the laboratory were measured. The paper describes the preliminary results of the snow cannon implemented for the described purpose.

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Series: Mechanisms and machine science
ISSN: 2211-0984
ISSN-E: 2211-0992
ISSN-L: 2211-0984
ISBN: 978-3-030-20131-9
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-20130-2
Volume: 73
Pages: 3713 - 3719
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-20131-9_366
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20131-9_366
Host publication: Advances in Mechanism and Machine Science. Proceedings of the 15th IFToMM World Congress on Mechanism and Machine Science, 30.6.–4.7.2019 Krakow, Poland
Host publication editor: Uhl, Tadeusz
Conference: IFToMM World Congress on Mechanism and Machine Science
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 216 Materials engineering
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Copyright information: © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Mechanisms and Machine Science. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20131-9_366.