RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering

A Summary of the Strength and Modulus of Ice Samples From Multi-Year Pressure Ridges

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G. F. N. Cox, J. A. Richter, W. F. Weeks, M. Mellor

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

J. Energy Resour. Technol 107(1), 93-98 (Mar 01, 1985) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231169 History: Received November 01, 1983; Revised June 25, 1984; Online October 22, 2009


Over two hundred unconfined compression tests were performed on vertical ice samples obtained from 10 multi-yr pressure ridges in the Beaufort Sea. The tests were performed on a closed-loop electrohydraulic 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 compressive strength and initial tangent modulus of the ice.

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