Adhesive properties of ice
Jellinek, H. H. G. (Hans Helmut Gunter), 1917-
Research ReportSummary: Shear tests of the system snow-ice/stainless steel gave pure adhesive breaks down to a temperature of about -13°C, where a sharp transition to cohesive breaks was observed. Adhesive strength of the system was a linear function of temperature and independent of cross-sectional area and height of samples in the ranges tested. Shear tests of the system ice/polystyrene gave pure adhesive breaks, with adhesive strength decreasing linearly with temperature to -15°C and independent of cross-sectional area. Tensile tests of the system ice/polystyrene revealed a linear relation between adhesive strength and temperature in the range -2°C to -25.5°C regardless of cross-sectional area and rate of stress application. The test results are interpreted on the basis of an assumed liquidlike layer at the interface.
U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Ice; Ice adhesion; Ice strength; Adhesive strength; Stainless steel; Temperature effects
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