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Title: Failure of an ice bridge
Authors: DenHartog, Stephen L.
McFadden, Terry T.
Crook, L.
Keywords: Breakthrough
Bridge failure
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 76-29.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: In order to verify current theoretical equations on ice bearing capacity, a heavily loaded truck was used to make successive passes over two ice bridges. Breakthrough occurred on one bridge with a vehicle weight of 53,630 lb (24,327 kg). The ice thickness was 17.5 in. (44.5 cm). This one test was in good agreement with the theoretical equations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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