Accession Number : AD0720078

Title :   Theory of Controlling Avalanches on Railroads,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Dyunin,A. K.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The article examines the present status of the theory and movement of avalanches, snow stability on avalanche-prone slopes, and its accumulation thereon. The possibility of using the principles of the mechanics of continuous discrete media is explored in construction of this theory. Functions are derived for estimating stability of snow layer on slopes and for balancing momenta of the avalanche body. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW, CONTROL), (*AVALANCHES, *RAILROADS), MOTION, STABILITY, TERRAIN, MOUNTAINS, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE