Empirical corrections to snow creep pressure equations

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
ISSN0008-3674
Volume21
Issue1
Pages191193; # of pages: 3
Subjectsnow (snowfall); creep; mathematical models; snow mechanics; creep; glide; snow pressure; snow-pack; finite element calculations
AbstractA one-dimensional analytical model has been proposed for the average quasi-static snow creep pressure parallel to a slope at the centre of a long rigid structure. The model includes forces due to interruption of creep (internal deformation) and glide (slip of the snow cover over the ground). In reality, the problem is two-dimensional. By a series of two- dimensional finite element calculations, an empirical analytical correction has been found to improve the model. This yields a simple analytical model that provides results within 6% or less of the more complex two-dimensional problem.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1155
NRC number22884
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NPARC number20378446
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