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Title: Mechanical behavior of sea ice
Authors: Mellor, Malcolm.
Keywords: Elastic properties
Sea ice
Fracture (mechanics)
Strain (mechanics)
Strength (mechanics)
Mechanical properties
Fracture mechanics
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL monograph ; 83-1.
Description: CRREL Monograph
Abstract: The first part of the report provides an introduction to the mechanics of deformable solids, covering the basic ideas of stress and strain, rheology, equilibrium equations, strain/displacement relations, constitutive equations, and failure criteria. Fracture mechanics and fracture toughness are also reviewed briefly. The second part of the report summarizes available data on the mechanical properties of freshwater ice and saline ice, accounting for the influences of strain rate and loading rate, temperature, porosity, salinity and grain size. Boundary value problems are not dealt with, but there is discussion of some miscellaneous topics, including thermal strains, behavior of brash ice, and pressure ridges. The report was written as a study text for a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Sea/Ice/Air Interactions, and was intended to be used in conjunction with companion texts on related topics.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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