To determine the effectiveness of reinforcement in ice roads or other uses of a floating icesheet a series of in-situ cantilever beam tests were run in both seawater ice and freshwater ice. Tests were run using 1-in.-diameter tree branch, 3/16-in.-diameter wire rope and 9/16-in. half-round wood dowels. The tests demonstrated clearly that properly placed reinforcement increases the bending strength of the ice and showed further that reinforcement reduces the chances of equipment loss. The question of whether to reinforce or simply grow a thicker ice sheet has not been addressed as this is more a problem of local economics.

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  • Accession Number: 00139673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRREL 76-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM