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Title: Mechanical property measurements on various snow surfaces
Authors: Shoop, Sally A. (Sally Annette)
Wieder, Wendy L.
Elder, Bruce C.
Keywords: Bearing
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CRREL MP-20-6
Abstract: During the winter of 2018 field experiments were conducted to assess the mechanical properties of virgin, groomed and compactedsnow. These strength measurement techniques assessed the bearing and shear capacity of the snow, or a combination thereof. Many ofthe methods were adapted from those used in soil and pavement assessments and could be related to California Bearing Ratio; andothers were techniques specifically designed for snow characterization (Rammsonde, Russian snow penetrometer, CTI penetrometer,Yamaha drop cone,). The results illustrate typical values and ranges for the strength of different types of snow surfaces, and theapplicability or effectiveness of the different tests to specific snow conditions.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL MP-20-6
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 17 pages / 1.16 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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