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Mechanical properties of snow using indentation tests: size effects

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Abstract:

An attempt is made to obtain and quantify the mechanical properties of two common types of seasonal snow on the ground. Different samples of natural snow whose metamorphism had stabilized (such as would remain on a road throughout winter in a cold, snowy area) were gathered and tested using mesoscale indentation tests (metrics on the order of mm to cm). Results from the stress vs displacement curves from indentation indicated that (1) first peak strength decreased, according to a power law, with increasing indenter size and was not affected by snow average grain size, (2) plateau strength decreased with increasing indenter size, and snow compaction strength might be calculated from these data, and (3) mean energy absorption density during indentation was independent of indenter size in some size ranges, and decreased with increasing indenter size in other size ranges.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/2013JoG12J064

Publication date: March 1, 2013

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  • The Journal of Glaciology is published six times per year. It accepts submissions from any discipline related to the study of snow and ice. All articles are peer reviewed. The Journal is included in the ISI Science Citation Index.
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