Flexural strength of ice from the Rideau Canal : A laboratory investigation

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/17506219
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TypeTechnical Report
SubjectIce Strength; Rideau Canal
AbstractThis report contains the results of an experimental study that was conducted in CHC-NRC’s cold room facility in July 2009. Its main purpose was to compare the flexural strength of white ice and clear ice that was collected from the Rideau Canal in the winter of 2009, both inside and outside the skateway. A total of 56 successful four-point beam tests were done as part of this test program – 31 on white ice and 25 on clear ice – at three different temperatures: -9.5oC, -5.0oC and -0.5oC. White ice was weaker than clear ice by 36%, 21% and 51% at these test temperatures, respectively. The ice inside the skateway was weaker than that outside of it by 27%, 23% and 37% at these temperatures, respectively. The standard deviations suggest considerable variability in material response.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NRC numberCHC-TR-068
NPARC number17506219
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Record created2011-03-27
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