|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Late News Poster Session
||P3-54: Smart Snow and Ice Prevention System Engineering and Manufacturing
||Robert Burns, Ryan F Miller, Zhen Liu
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
During the winter, there are many issues that arrive when it comes to transportation safety and pedestrian safety. The use of salt and other road treatments to prevent ice buildup have a negative impact on the environment and largely contribute to the corrosion process of automobiles and infrastructure elements. As for technologies, such as heated driveways and sidewalks, the installation process and operation costs are very high typically costing at a minimum $10000 for an average sized driveway. This project is designed to solve many of the problems that we could come across in the winter in a very cost effective and environmentally friendly way; our purposed product will provide a modular design with a smart temperature control option to reduce the cost of operation. This product will make winters less of a hassle as well as decrease the risk of injury's in the winters.