Confined strength and deformation of second-year columnar-grained sea ice in Mould Bay

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ConferenceProceedings of the Fourth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium, ASME: 10 February 1985, Dallas, Texas
Pages20919; # of pages: 191
Subjectice loads; strain; loads; mechanical properties; cold regions; mould bay, prince patrick island, northwest territories, canada; high arctic sea ice; confined compressive loading; deformation; charge (mecanique); propriete mecanique; zone froid
AbstractSecond-year columnar-grained sea ice with orthotropic texture and fabric has been tested in the field in the High Arctic under confined compressive loading conditions. Both load and confinement were applied in the plane at right angles to the long axis of the columnar grains. Axial and confining loads were measured along with the measurements of axial and lateral strains. The confinement increases the strength considerably but significantly decreases the rate sensitivity of strength. The confined strength of this sea ice has been found to be comparable to the confined strength of laboratory-made fresh water columnar-grained ice tested under ideal conditions. The investigation showed that reliable and fairly sophisticated strength studies can also be carried out in the field.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number24497
NPARC number20375188
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