A Procedure to account for machine stiffness in uni-axial compression tests

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Proceedings titleIAHR 7th International Symposium on Ice, Proceedings
ConferenceIAHR, 7th International Symposium on Ice, 27-31 August 1984, Hamburg, West Germany
Pages3947; # of pages: 9
Subjectice uniaxial compression tests; test process modelling; correction formula; ice; testing equipment; stiffness; uniaxial compression
AbstractIt is well established that test machine stiffness can influence the results in uni-axial compression tests on ice. This comes about because the conventional compression machines are not substantially stiffer than the piece of ice under test; hence the test becomes a complicated ice- structure interaction process. In this note, a simple model of this process is outlined and the defining equations are established. This yields a correction formula which accounts for the stiffness of the test machine. The model is checked for both columnar freshwater ice and granular sea ice by comparing the corrected strength values for three different test machines with those measured using a high-capacity closed-loop test machine.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAuthors affiliated with the NRC Division of Building Research at time of publication
Also published as a reprint, DBR paper no. 1294 (issn: 0381-4319)
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number24681
NPARC number20375290
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