Observations of avalanche impact pressures

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ConferenceAdvances in North American Avalanche Technology 1972 Symposium: 1972,
Pages5154; # of pages: 4
Subjectavalanches; pressure tests
AbstractObservations were made of impact pressures produced by well developed dry snow avalanches. The equipment is described and preliminary results of two years observations are summarized. There is a strong variation of pressure during the passage of an avalanche. The peak pressure, p, observed several times in one avalanche, can be expressed as p=rho v[ 2]/2 with v the apparent speed of the avalanche front and rho the density of the deposited avalanche snow. The average pressure was found to be 0.3 p.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number13728
NPARC number20374562
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