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Title: The mechanical properties of sea ice
Authors: United States. Coast Guard.
Weeks, W. F.
Assur, A.
Keywords: Sea ice
Chemical analysis
Crystal structure
Mechanical properties
Physical properties
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: CRREL Monograph
Abstract: This review discusses the state of thinking of each of the main national groups investigating sea ice and gives an overall appraisal of the field as a whole. Emphasis is placed on (1) the physical basis for interpreting sea ice strength (phase relations, air volume, and structural considerations), (2) theoretical considerations (strength models, air bubbles and salt reinforcement, and interrelations between growth conditions and strength), (3) experimental results (tensile, flexural, shear, and compressive strength, elastic modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio, time dependent effects, and creep), and (4) plate characteristics. The paper includes a review of problems in sea ice investigations, relates the chemical, crystallographic, mechanical, and physical aspects involved, and concludes by showing how to utilize this knowledge to solve practical problems. NOTE: Part of the "Cold Regions Science and Engineering" series of monographs published by CRREL
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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