RESEARCH PAPERS: Arctic Engineering

Tensile Strength of Multi-Year Pressure Ridge Sea Ice Samples

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G. F. N. Cox, J. A. Richter-Menge

U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, N.H. 03755

J. Energy Resour. Technol 107(3), 375-380 (Sep 01, 1985) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231204 History: Received April 20, 1984; Revised November 08, 1984; Online October 22, 2009


Thirty-six constant strain-rate uniaxial tension tests were performed on vertically oriented multi-year pressure ridge samples from the Beaufort Sea. The tests were performed on a closed-loop electro-hydraulic testing machine at two strain rates (10−5 and 10−3 s−1 ) and two temperatures (−20° and −5°C). This paper summarizes the sample preparation and testing techniques used in the investigation and presents data on the tensile strength, initial tangent modulus, and failure strain of the ice.

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