The failure of ice

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Pages18; # of pages: 8
Subjectice; crackings (breaking); breaking tests; strain; creep; uniaxial compression; fissuration; essai de rupture; deformation; fluage; compression uniaxiale
AbstractInformation is presented on the cracking activity that occurs in columnar-grained ice during creep and constant rate of strain tests, when the load is applied perpendicular to the long direction of the grains. This cracking activity is responsible for the occurrence of tertiary creep or failure in uniaxial compression tests when the stress exceeds about 12 bars. The behaviour of ice around structures is discussed with reference to the results of the laboratory studies.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number12503
NPARC number20374104
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