Stability of Snow Slabs

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Title Stability of Snow Slabs
Subject Avalanches; Snow mechanics
Description The comparison of stresses in the weakest layer with the corresponding critical curve in the mohr plane leads to a definition of primary stability. Investigation of this definition as a function of slope angle and distributed load, shows it to be in certain cases, independent of load. Secondary stability characterizes the absence of sensitivity to perturbations, especially to a localized rupture of the critical layer. Here, consideration is given to different shapes of the fracture zone and also the influence of a vertical concentrated force applied to the surface.
Creator Jaccard, C.; translated by Angie Thacker
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Contributors U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Wasatch National Forest, Alta Avalanche Study Center
Date 1968-09
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Date Digital 2009-06-16
Identifier Stability_of_Snow_Slabs.pdf
Source U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Wasatch National Forest, Alta Avalanche Study Center
Language eng
Relation Swiss Federal Institute for snow and avalanche research
Is Part of Ski Archive
Spatial Coverage Europe
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Provenance J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections [QC929.S7 J33 1968]
ARK ark:/87278/s6251g58
Setname uu_altaav
Date Created 2016-02-05
Date Modified 2016-02-05
ID 14934
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g58
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