Accession Number : AD0665373

Title :   ICE CAP STRAINS AND SOME EFFECTS ON ENGINEERING STRUCTURES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Mellor,Malcolm ; Reed,Sherwood

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The components of strain for the upper layers of ice sheets are given in terms of ice flow velocity and snow accumulation rate. Methods of estimating the components of strain rate which are necessary for design of engineering structures are outlined, and representative measured values are given. The relation between observed structural deformation and ice cap straining is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, STRAIN(MECHANICS)), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), ANTARCTIC REGIONS), STRUCTURES, DEFORMATION, SNOW, CREEP, STRESSES, SURFACE PROPERTIES, MEASUREMENT, CONSTRUCTION, COLD WEATHER TESTS, GREENLAND

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE