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Discrete element model for high strain rate deformations of snow

  title={Discrete element model for high strain rate deformations of snow},
  author={Thiemo Theile and D{\'e}nes Szab{\'o} and Carolin Willibald and Martin Schneebeli},
  journal={arXiv: Geophysics},
In engineering applications snow often undergoes large and fast deformations. During these deformations the snow transforms from a sintered porous material into a granular material. In order to capture the fundamental mechanical behavior of this process a discrete element (DE) model is the physically most appropriate. It explicitly includes all the relevant components: the snow microstructure, consisting of bonded grains, the breaking of the bonds and the following rearrangement and interaction… 



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