ICE PLATE BEARING CAPACITY AT MODEL SCALE AND FULL SCALE

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Authors
  1. Williams, F.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Institute for Marine Dynamics, St John's NFLD (CAN)
Abstract
The bearing capacity of a floating ice plate is the maximum load which can be applied to the ice, from above or below, without causing catastrophic failure, or, conversely, the minimum force required to break through the ice. This report presents a study of bearing capacity experiments at model scale and full scale. The experimental conditions include freshwater ice and sea ice, and a range of load characteristics. This study shows that the data do not support previously published theories. A new theory is developed in the report, and shown to respond to the trends in the data.
Report Number
DREA-CR-92-409 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
15 Dec 1991
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
92-03795
CANDIS No
127141
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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