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Title: Effect of water content on the compressibility of snow-water mixtures
Authors: Abele, Gunars.
Keywords: Snow
Snow compressibility
Snow water content
Snow density
Snow deformation
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 79-2.
Description: CRREL Report
Introduction: The addition of water to snow to increase its density, and therefore its ulttmate strength, has been widely used in snow road and runway construction and foundation preparation in deep snow areas The compressibilitty characteristics of dry snow over a wide range of densities and temperatures have been studied by Abele and Gow (1975, 1976) Colbeck (1973, 1976, 1978) has conducted extenstve theoretical and experimental studtes on the behavior of wet snow and has analyzed the mechanisms of densification under a constant load, particularly in relation to the thermodynamic principles that affect the deformation of snow contaming liquid water. Hanamoto et al (1976) conducted a study on the feasibility of using a snow-water slurry for backfilling truss enclosures at the DYE radar sites in Greenland in support of this study, tests were conducted to investigate the effect of water content on the compressibility of confined snow-water mixtures under load applied at constant rates of deformation.
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