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Research article
10 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 10 Jan 2020

Micromechanical modeling of snow failure

Grégoire Bobillier, Bastian Bergfeld, Achille Capelli, Jürg Dual, Johan Gaume, Alec van Herwijnen, and Jürg Schweizer

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Cited articles

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Bobillier, G., Gaume, J., van Herwijnen, A., Dual, J., and Schweizer, J.: Modeling the propagation saw test with discrete elements, Proceedings ISSW 2018, International Snow Science Workshop, Innsbruck, Austria, 7–12 October 2018, 976–980, 2018.  
Bobillier, G., Bergfeld, B., Capelli, A., Dual, J., Gaume, J., van Herwijnen, A., and Schweizer, J.: Modeling snow failure with DEM, EnviDat,, 2019. 
Capelli, A., Reiweger, I., and Schweizer, J.: Acoustic emissions signatures prior to snow failure, J. Glaciol., 64, 543–554,, 2018.