Item: The "schmidty " tension fence a case study in snow fence design and application
Title: The "schmidty " tension fence a case study in snow fence design and application
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2000 International Snow Science Workshop, October 1-6, Big Sky, Montana
Authors: D. Scott Schmide Bridger Bowl Ski Patrol, Ski Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT USA
Abstract: When designed and constructed correctly, snow fences are an efficient means for controlling deposition of wind transported snow. Too often, however, the fence builder underestimates the force the wind exerts on the fence. T.he result .is a fence that must be constantly maintained or is destroyed In a large wind event, generating the misconception that snow fences are more work then they are worth. This paper reviews wind load computations for snow fence design and gives a brief analysis on the load magnitudes the fence builder must anticipate. These concepts are illustrated in a discussion of a new snow fence design that has been developed during the past two winters at Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Montana, USA.
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Keywords: tension fence, design, wind
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