Accession Number : AD0712490

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF ICE MECHANICS TEST KIT FOR HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, U. S. NAVY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : MAR 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : A portable test kit has been developed in which is included hand-operated equipment for penetrating ice to a depth of 15 feet or more and for obtaining ice specimens, together with equipment for measuring ice thickness, density, salinity, temperature and compressive strength. With construction of necessary adapters, additional tests may be performed, such as tension, shear, and flexure strength tests. A specially-designed auger included in the kit is of particular interest providing hitherto unavailable equipment for drilling and coring ice. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA ICE, TEST EQUIPMENT), DRILLING, PENETRATION, SAMPLING, THICKNESS, DRILLS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, DENSITY, SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, FLEXURAL STRENGTH, SHEAR STRESSES, IMPACT TESTS

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE