Experimental results on the buckling of freshwater ice sheets

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ConferenceProc. 7th Int. Conf. on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering: OMAE: 07 February 1988, Houston, Texas, USA
Pages3138; # of pages: 8
Subjectice; lakes; buckling; microfissures; load; deformation behaviour; thin ice sheets; ultimate failure loading; microcracking; deflections; freshwater ice; model ice; buckling failure mode; lac; flambement; microfissuration
AbstractA test series has been carried out to investigate the load and deformation behaviour of thin freshwater ice sheets loaded to ultimate failure in a buckling-type failure mode. The tests were conducted with loading rates giving failure times of less than one-half second. Considerable microcracking was observed in the ice thickness, were measured at failure. The load and ice deformation profile are given for twelve different buckling events.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number29412
NPARC number20386261
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