The cracking activity in ice during creep

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Journal titleCanadian Journal of Physics
Pages11371148; # of pages: 12
Subjectcreep; ice; compression; tensile stresses; internal cracks; glace (gel); compression; contrainte de traction; fissuration interne
AbstractObservations were made at one temperature on the cracks that form in ice during creep under constant compressive load. The ice had a hexagonal symmetry with respect to the grain boundaries. The load was applied perpendicular to the long axis of the grains. A piezoelectric crystal was used to detect the cracking activity in the ice. Two stages of cracking were observed. The first occurred during the transient period of the creep, and the plane of these cracks tends to be parallel to the grain boundaries and to the direction of the stress. The rate at which these cracks formed decreased very markedly as the creep rate approached a constant value. Above a certain stress, the creep rate continuously increased with time. Under this condition the second stage of cracking was observed. These cracks tend to be more irregular in direction and to occur in planes that are at 45 degrees to the applied stress.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 5763
NPARC number20374644
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