Instructions for determining ice loads on river structures

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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description20 p.
Subjectice; loads
AbstractBecause of their corresponding georgraphical positions, Russia and Canada share similar problems concerning the forces that ice can exert on structures. These problems have received considerable attention from Russian scientists and engineers. Their state of knowledge concerning them has reached the point where it has been possible to formulate quite detailed instructions for the design of structures that must stand up to the action of ice. Knowledge and experience in Canada has only now reached the point where it is possible to give consideration to the writing of such guidelines. It was thought that it would be useful to have the most recent Russian Code of Practice concerning ice forces available for study and comparison when this task is undertaken. It must be emphasized, however, that the investigations upon which the Russian Code is based are not readily available for evaluation, and so it is not possible to give a judgement as to its validity for Canadian conditions. This document should only be considered as an additional source of experience to be taken into account in the formulation of Canadian guidelines.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number788
NPARC number20337897
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-10-03
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