Laboratory tests on downdrag loads developed by floating ice covers on vertical piles

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ConferencePOAC 79 Proceedings Fifth International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions: 13 August 1979, Trondheim, Norway
Pages1097110; # of pages: 988
Subjectice loads; laboratory tests; piles; essai de laboratoire; pieu
AbstractSystematic laboratory tests were carried out to determine the effects of deflection rate, ice thickness and pile diameter on vertically acting ice loads on piles. Wooden piles with diameters ranging from 50 to 145 mm were used in ice thicknesses from 25 to 200 mm. Tests were done at constant nominal deflection rates. Pile load was observed to increase with increasing deflection rate. Unit pile load increased with increasing ice thickness and decreased with increasing pile diameter.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17938
NPARC number20338174
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