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Title: Ice forces on model bridge piers
Authors: Iwate University.
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (Tokyo, Japan)
Haynes, F. Donald.
Sodhi, D. S.
Hirayama, Ken-ichi.
Kato, K. (Kazuyuki)
Keywords: Bridges
Ice failure
Bridge piers
Ice forces
Ice mechanics
Ice control
Mathematical models
Cold regions
Model bridge piers
Model tests
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 83-19.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Small-scale laboratory experiments were conducted on model bridge piers in the CRREL test basin. The experiments were performed by pushing model ice sheets against structures and monitoring the ice forces during the ice/structure interaction. The parameters, varied during the test program, were the geometry of the bridge piers and the velocity, thickness, and flexural strength of the ice. The results are presented in the form of ice forces on sloping and vertical structures with different geometries. During ice action on sloping structures, a phenomenon of transition of failure mode from bending to crushing was observed as the ice velocity was steadily increased.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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