Ice Cover Research—Present State and Future Needsby Arnold D. Kerr, Univ of Delaware, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Newark, DE, USA,
Guenther E. Frankenstein, Univ of Delaware, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Newark, DE, USA,
Abstract: Presentation reviews, at first, a number of problem areas in ice engineering, such as the determination of vertical and horizontal forces floating ice covers exert on fixed structures, the bearing capacity of ice covers subjected to loads of short or long duration, and the response of ice covers subjected to moving loads. The analytical fundamentals are then briefly reviewed and their relationship to actual field conditions is discussed. The presentation concludes with a discussion of problems encountered in laboratory tests. Throughout the presentation areas that require further study and clarification are indicated.
Subject Headings: Ice loads | Vertical loads | Load bearing capacity | Moving loads | Load tests | Horizontal loads | Load duration
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