Elastic and strength properties of fresh-water ice

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ConferenceProceedings of the Conference on Ice Pressures Against Structures: 1966-11, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Pages1323; # of pages: 11
Subjectice; elastic properties; mechanical properties; creep; loads
AbstractInformation on the elastic and strength properties of ice is reviewed. Representative values for the ultimate strength of ice in shear, tension and compression are presented. The failure behaviour of ice during creep and constant load rate tests, and the internal cracking activity that occurs during such tests are discussed. It is suggested that the failure behaviour of ice in uniaxial tests can be explained on the basis of the behaviour of imperfections associated with plastic deformation. It is pointed out that caution should be used when applying the results of uniaxial tests to biaxial and triaxial conditions encountered under field conditions, because of the role that the shear stress plays in the deformation and failure behaviour of ice.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number10401
NPARC number20374591
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Record created2012-07-23
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