TIMBER STRUCTURES FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SNOW AND AVALANCHES

DER SCHNEESCHUTZ UND LAWINENSCHUTZ IN HOLZ

IN NEWLY AFFORESTED AREAS AND THINLY PLANTED WOODS, TEMPORARY AVALANCHE PROTECTION, FOR WHICH TIMBER STRUCTURES OR TIMBER-STEEL COMPOSITE STRUCTURES ARE BEST SUITED, FORM THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR STABILIZING SNOW COVER, AS PROTECTION AGAINST SLIDING SNOW AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. THE MOST IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR THE DESIGN AND ERECTION ON SITE ARE THE SO-CALLED "SWISS SPECIFICATIONS". BY MEANS OF NEW IMPREGNATION TECHNIQUES - BOILER PRESSURE METHODS FOR COLD TAR OIL AND PROTECTIVE SALTS - THE LIFESPAN CAN BE INCREASED OVER THAT OF NATURAL TIMBER. BEST SUITED ARE LARCH AND PINE. TIMBER HAS MANY ADVANTAGES OVER OTHER MATERIALS FOR AVALANCHE PROTECTION STRUCTURES. THE DISADVANTAGES, ARISING FROM THE SHORT LIFESPAN, ARE NOT SO IMPORTANT WHEN DEALING WITH TEMPORARY AVALANCHE PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 239-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01292901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:46AM