Design of Bridges for Ice Forcesby Charles R. Neill, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Can,
Part of: Design for Ice Forces
Sources of knowledge on ice forces and ice effects on bridges are listed and discussed briefly. Comments are made on experience of damage by ice and on the influence on bridge costs of design for ice. North American and USSR code requirements are outlined, and relevant ice conditions in rivers and lakes are discussed. Methods of estimating ice forces are given for various modes of ice action, taking into account substructure geometry and other factors. A summary of recommendations is given regarding design of bridges for ice forces.
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