Bearing Capacity of Snow

  • H. D. Sharma Defence Science Laboratory, Delhi
  • M. P. Yadav Defence Science Laboratory, Delhi
  • B. M. Sharma Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur
Keywords: Modulus of Deformation, Cohesive Ingredients


A method for determining the modulus of deformation due to cohesive ingredients of snow 'K'/SubC the modulus of deformation due to frictional component of snow 'K Phi' and an exponent of defromation 'n' has been described. An apparatus for determining these values has been devised. The results obtained indicate that the sinkage does not increase appreciably when the pressure exceeds 0.35 kg/cm/Sup2. It has been found that the value of 'n' varies from 0.5 to 1.4, K Phi from 0.011 to 0.021 and K Phi from 0.04 to 0.71 if breadth of the loading area measured in cms.
How to Cite
Sharma, H., Yadav, M., & Sharma, B. (2014). Bearing Capacity of Snow. Defence Science Journal, 18(2), 81-88.
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