Accession Number : ADA133082

Title :   Ice Forces on Model Bridge Piers,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Haynes,F D ; Sodhi,D S ; Kato,K ; Hirayama,K

PDF Url : ADA133082

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Small-scale laboratory experiments were conducted on model bridge piers in the CRREL test basin. The experiments were performed by pushing model ice sheets against structures and monitoring the ice forces during the ice/structure interaction. The parameters, varied during the test program, were the geometry of the bridge piers and the velocity, thickness, and flexural strength of the ice. The results are presented in the form of ice forces on sloping and vertical structures with different geometries. During ice action on sloping structures, a phenomenon of transition of failure mode from bending to crushing was observed as the ice velocity was steadily increased. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Piers, *Ice, Bridges, Noses, Geometry, Slope, Interactions, Sheets, Force(Mechanics), Model tests, Scale models

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE