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Title: Cantilever beam tests on reinforced ice
Authors: Ohstrom, Eric G.
DenHartog, Stephen L.
Keywords: Cantilever beam tests
Construction (winter)
Ice bridges
Ice crossing
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 76-7.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: To determine the effectiveness of reinforcement in ice roads or other uses of a floating ice sheet 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 branches, 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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