Accession Number:

AD0750358

Title:

Ice Forces on Vertical Piles,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The force that floating ice sheets can exert on vertical piles is important to the design of both military and civilian structures. Present design codes call for 400 psi as the crushing strength of ice without regard to the influencing factors and their variation. The forces which drive the ice into the structure can be water currents, wind, or thermal expansion. These driving forces may be large enough the cause the ice to fail at or near the surface. The purpose of this research is to define this limiting force level and gain a better understanding of the failure process in the ice. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE