The temporal and spatial variation of snow pressure on structures

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
ISSN0008-3674
Volume22
IssueMay 2
Pages16671; # of pages: 96
Subjectsnow loads; seasonal variations; density (physics); snowfall; temperature; depth; snow pressure; snowpack parameters; slope inclination; structures; masse volumique; accumulation de neige; température; profondeur
AbstractMeasurements of snow creep pressure on an avalanche-defence structure in western Norway are presented. Two different types of measurement methods are described and evaluated. Pressure data from four winters are correlated with measured snowpack properties. The results show that maximum and average pressures are strongly dependent on the product of density and snow depth as well as snowpack stiffness. The highest pressures were observed in spring prior to melting of the snowpack.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1390
NRC number26057
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NPARC number20375924
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