Size effect on the flexural strength of ice in model testing

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Conference16th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions, 12-17 August 2001, Ottawa, ON
AbstractIn physical modelling, size or scale effects may exist due to the incomplete replication of the relevant details of the prototype. A size effect in ice flexural strenght is evident for experiments and has also been illustrated theoretically. When modelling ice/structure interaction at reduced scale, the possible influences of the mmdel size should be addressed. This paper presents experimental evidence of a size effect in the flexural strength based on measurements on small freshwater and saline ice beams conducted at C-CORE and the Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD). The implication of this size effect on physical modelling is discussed, and a few remedies are suggested.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5671
NPARC number8895853
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