Ice forces on an isolated circular pile

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Pages7392; # of pages: 20
Subjectice loads; piles; mathematical models; strain; compression tests
AbstractThis paper presents a mathematical model for calculating the forces that a moving ice cover will exert against an isolated pile. The model requires knowledge of the relationship between strain rate in the ice and the rate at which the ice cover is moving relative to the pile. An experimental and a theoretical approach to the derivation of this relationship are advanced. It is assumed that compressive failure of the ice in the zone adjacent to the pile controls the thrust on the pile. It is further assumed that the mode of failure in this zone is comparable to that for uniaxial compression tests in the laboratory. The model takes into account the influence of ice type, strain rate, pile geometry and temperature on the thrust on the pile.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number12907
NPARC number20374412
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Record created2012-07-23
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