Designing ice bridges and ice platforms

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ConferenceProceedings, IAHR International Symposium on Ice: 27 July 1981, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Pages685701; # of pages: 17
Subjectice; bearing capacity; elastic foundations; strain; temperature; ice cover strain measurement capability; review of current design basis; Bridges; glace (gel); portance du sol; fondation elastique; deformation; temperature
AbstractThe current basis for design of ice bridges and ice platforms is considered. Experience and performance observations showing that the moving load problem can be treated analytically using the theory of thin elastic plates on an elastic foundation are summarized, and an opinion is expressed as to the information still required. The basis for the design of ice platforms, for which a validated analytical method has not yet been established, is reviewed; and the possibility of progress on the problem, provided by the capability for measuring strains in ice covers, is pointed out.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number20381
NPARC number20375211
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