Regular packing of grains as a model of snow structure
Abstract:This paper presents a model of snow structure (model of regular grain packing) that is based on experimental determination of various geometrical characteristics of fine-, medium- and large-grained granular snow. Data analysis supports the possibility of approximating the ice-matrix configuration as a regular lattice of nearly spherical ice grains connected by rigid ice bonds. The model was successfully used for relating microstructuralparameters of snow to snow density, compaction behavior and evolution of mechanical properties.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2004
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