Comparative strengths of fresh water ice

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/0165-232X(82)90041-6
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TypeArticle
Journal titleCold Regions Science and Technology
ISSN0165-232X
Volume6
Issue1
Pages2127; # of pages: 7
Subjectice; flexural strength; compressive strength; mechanical tests; mechanical properties of ice; standardization of ice growth conditions, ice type, grain size, orientation; flexural strength measurements; resistance a la flexion; resistance a la compression; essai mecanique
AbstractIn order to gain a quantitative comparison among the various mechanical properties of ice, a series of tests was performed on fresh water ice in which several of the mechanical properties were tested under identical experimental conditions. In particular, the tests were standardized with respect to ice growth conditions, ice type, grain size and orientation, sample size, test temperature and strain rate. The average results of the test were: flexural strength -- cantilever beam = 770 plus or minus 150 kPa; flexural strength -- simple beam (top tension) = 2200 plus or minus 320 kPa; flexural strength -- simple beam (bottom tension) = 1770 plus or minus 190 kPa; fracture toughness = 83 plus or minus 7 kPa m[1/2]; shear strength = 500 plus or minus 220 kPa; compressive strength ( horizontal loading) = 4400 plus or minus 700 kPa and strain modulus -- cantilever beam = 1.6 plus or minus 0.4 GPa. Since most of the tests were performed using a portable compression test machine, the strength values can serve as baseline values for comparison with field results.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1059
NRC number20704
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NPARC number20386258
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