DEFORMATION AND STRENGTH OF ICE

This monograph is in fact the second, revised and supplemented edition of the book 'Problems of the Physics and Mechanics of Ice.' The present book differs from previously published works on the mechanics of ice, by other authors, in that the data given in it are based on experimental studies of structurally simulated ice whose small-scale crystal structure is similar to that of the ice cover. This very important requirement is not fulfilled in the case of small samples cut from the natural ice cover. One of the principal reasons for the difficulty of selecting the mechanical characteristics of ice for practical purposes is the insufficient information which engineers have on the behavior of ice under load. This problem is the principal subject of this book. The laws of deformation and strength are in this work considered only for the case of forces acting on the ice for short periods, i.e., from a few seconds to a few minutes. Problems of the long-time strength and creep of ice are not dealt with. Conclusions and recommendations on the mechanical characteristics of ice are based on experimental data considered beforehand. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translation of monograph Deformatsiya i Prochnost Lda, Leningrad, 1969 206p, by T. Pelz.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Science Foundation

    Special Foreign Currency Science Information Program
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Lavrov, V V
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SFCSINSF(TT7050130)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1971 12:00AM