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Title: Pressure wave propagation in snow with nonuniform permeability
Authors: University of New Hampshire. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
Yen, Yin-Chao.
Fan, S. S. T.
Keywords: Snow
Snow cover
Wave transmission
Transmission properties
Detonation waves
Mathematical analysis
Issue Date: Aug-1966
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 210.
Description: Research Report
Abstract: A mathematical analysis of pressure wave propagation through a deep layer of snow with nonuniform permeability is presented. The study extends previous investigations on porous media in which the physical properties and imposed boundary conditions have been assumed or kept constant. Two cases of boundary conditions were considered. Case I: imposed pressure at the boundary remains constant. Case II: imposed pressure at the boundary falls exponentially with time. Darcy's law was assumed to be valid. The nonlinear differential equation was solved by the finite difference technique and the results are presented in terms of dimensionless variables.
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