Ice Cover Research—Present State and Future Needs

by 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,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering

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: Vertical loads | Ice loads | Horizontal loads | Load duration | Load tests | Ice | Load bearing capacity | Mechanical properties

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