APPLICATION OF PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS IN SNOW MECHANICS

Author

Tehran north branch-Azad University-iran Iran, Islamic Republic of I'm an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Azad university. I received my doctorate in Fluid mechanics fro pune University. My recent publication include "Tornado Dynamics" in the journal of karaj Azad university.

Abstract

In the present work, failure of a snow slab is analyzed by accounting Normal mode criteria. The analysis has been extended to include residual stress into the model (in addition to body forces). Intensity of crack energy release rate, and displacement components have been derived and their values have been estimated. The obtained results have been compared with the existing snow slab failure models [ Perla and La chappelle (1970), Perla (1980), Sigrist (2006), Schweizer (1999)]. The criteria of snow slab failure have been critically examined.The maximum stress in the snow pack and critical intensity factor of crack development has also been studied in the model. The results of the present model can be used for the avalanche release information.
 

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