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Title: A correlation of unconfined compressive strength and ram hardness of processed snow
Authors: Abele, Gunars.
Keywords: Snow.
Snow compression.
Snow strength.
Ram hardness.
Hardness tests.
Compressive strength.
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 85.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: During 1958, 1959, and 1960, a considerable amount of data has been obtained from tests of snow roads and runways in Greenland and Houghton, Michigan, particularily from tests on snow hardness and unconfined compressive strength. A definite relationship of these two properties of snow was noted. The unconfined compressive strength of dry processed snow, σ, is found to be a function of the logarithm of the ram hardness number 𝖱, and the relationship can be expressed as: σ (kg/cm^2) = 4.078 ln𝖱 - 14.720.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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