Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
Second Committee Member
Applied sciences;Anti-icing; Cold weather; Electrically conductive concrete; Photovoltaic
Snow and ice accumulation on airport runways force airports to cancel or significantly delay flights. Winter weather can also drastically affect airport safety during times of aircraft takeoff and landing. During these times, countless dollars are used to remove snow and return airports to their functional conditions. In this thesis, a conductive concrete solar energy system will be examined in order to prevent snow and ice accumulation. The objective of this research is to implement a conductive concrete overlay system on airport runways in conjunction with photovoltaic energy so that no frost precipitation accumulates on the runway surface.
Osweiler, Adam Benjamin, "Implementing Conductive Concrete with Photovoltaic Energy to Develop Anti-Icing Airfield Runways" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 672.