CRUSHING STRENGTH AND LONGITUDINAL WAVE VELOCITY IN PROCESSED SNOW,
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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An attempt was made to establish a correlation between longitudinal wave velocity and crushing strength of processed snow and to express this relationship in a fixed set of values. The relationships as established at -10C sigma sub c C sub 1 - 406215.9, for an initial density of 0.543 gcc and sigma sub c C sub 1 - 309731.8 for an initial density of 0.510 gcc indicate that the crushing strength of a processed snow sample may be determined from measurements of longitudinal wave velocity, density, and temperature. Although this study was confined to processed snow with an initial density of 0.51 gcc and 0.54 gcc, the results are indicative for the normal range of density of processed snow.