A micro-directional model for cohesive-frictional materials: application to snowpack

Designing avalanche net structures stands as a particular complex problem in as much as it requires to model the mechanical interaction between unusual materials, namely an heterogeneous multi-phases time-changing material and a flexible- open structure. This review paper shows the relevance of a multiscale approach that makes it possible to determine forces acting in the different parts of the structure by taking into account micro-structural processes occurring within the snowpack. For this purpose the micro-directional model is used to describe the behavior of snow as an assembly of bonded ice grains. Afterwards, a coupled analysis of both the net structure and the snow mantel is developed through a Lagrangian- Discrete approach. Some computational results are finally commented.

Designing avala …

AUTORI: Nicot F., Darve F.
Numero di pagine: 59

Allegato: https://associazionegeotecnica.it/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/RIG_2005_4_059.pdf
Articolo completo: https://associazionegeotecnica.it/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/RIG_2005_4_059.pdf