MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF COMPACTED ARCTIC ICE FLOES

This paper investigates the forces and deformations associated with small arctic ice floes contiguous with each other. These small blocks of ice, broken in a bending mode off large floes, are assumed to behave like granular media except in states of compression, where single blocks may buckle, leading to riding and rafting. This sequence of events leads rationally to a failure law and flow rule that can be used in analyzing the stress of arctic sea ice.

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    Society of Petroleum Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Coon, M D
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM