Adfreeze strength of model piles in ice

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Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Pages816; # of pages: 9
Subjectpiles; ice; freezing; displacement (movement)
AbstractThe adfreeze bond strengths of wood, concrete, and steel H- section piles embedded in freshwater ice have been measured under constant rates of displacement for displacement rates varying between 10[-4] and 10[-1] mm/min (loading rates between 10[-3] and 10kN/min). Wood piles showed the highest adfreeze strength (0.6 and 1.8 MPa); that for concrete piles was independent of rate of displacement (average value 0.8 MPa); that for steel H-sections varied between 0.2 and 0.6 MPa. These results were used in estimating the contribution of ice adhesion to the total adfreeze strength of various piles in frozen sand.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number18893
NPARC number20373977
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Record identifier058a0f1f-1040-477b-ad1e-717472daebf2
Record created2012-07-23
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