Mechanical testing of floating ice sheets

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ConferenceCentrifuge 98, September 1998, Tokyo, Japan
Subjectfloating ice sheets
AbstractA cold box was designed for the in situ determination of the flexural strength and modulus of floating ice sheets. It consists of an aluminum casing which houses an insulated water basin and a dry ice compartment suspended above the water surface. Cantilever beams were produced by lowering a heated brass frame into the ice. Load and displacement transducers were mounted at one end of a horizontal support, with a counterweight of equal mass at the other end. Multiple tests were conducted by sequentially lowering, raising and rotating this system about a central pivot. Inertial acceleration had no appreciable effect on the modulus of elasticity and the strength of freshwater ice.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5738
NPARC number8895920
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