Ice action on wharf at Strathcona Sound

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Pages707717; # of pages: 11
Subjectice; wharves; ice loads; tidal power
AbstractA program to determine ice forces and behaviour was carried out on a wharf at Strathcona Sound on Baffin Island during the winter 1975-76. Observations at the site revealed that tidal action resulted in the formation of an increasingly wide and thick zone of ice between the wharf and the natural ice cover. A qualitative model for developing ice pressures is postulated based on this behaviour. The gauges selected to measure horizontal ice pressures proved to be unsatisfactory so no direct measurements were obtained. It was possible however, from secondary calculations, to establish that horizontal ice pressures of the order of 500 kPa were developed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number16751
NPARC number20375631
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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