Aircraft Operations on Floating Ice Sheets

by S. Russell Stearns,


Serial Information: Journal of the Air Transport Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-19


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract:

This paper outlines the fundamental relations of load and support of a floating ice sheet and extends these concepts to problems of aircraft operations on this medium. The failure mechanism of ice sheets is explained and limiting load conditions for various failure-stages are indicated. Ice-survey procedure and the effects of variable factors on load capability are carefully set forth.



Subject Headings: Aircraft and spacecraft | Sheets | Ice | Ice loads | Load factors | Failure analysis | Failure loads

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