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Title: Recommended standards for small-scale ice strength tests
Authors: Butkovich, Theodore R.
Keywords: Compressive strength
Ice strength
Ice testing
Laboratory procedures
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: SIPRE report ; 57.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: The effects of specimen size and shape on the strength values obtained with small-scale unconfined compressive tests are shown. Results are given that show that a loading rate of 0.5 kg/cm^2-sec is required for all small-scale strength tests to minimize plastic effects which accompany slow loading of ice. The ring test, which is a useful new type of test to measure the tensile strength of ice, is described. Recommended standards for specimen size, shape, and configuration, along with loading rates and equipment are discussed.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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