Surface flaw density from three-point bend tests on ice beams

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleContractor Report
Subjectice; flaw density; flexural strength; Weibull Statistics
AbstractThis work tests the applicability of the weakest link theory to ice flexural failure, and shows that it does not apply. This implies ice does not fail from a distribution of pre-existing flaws, but suggest a crack nucleation criterion must instead be exceeded.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5659
NPARC number8895943
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Record identifier39a7f412-35bb-4203-9f7c-6e99532e48eb
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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