Accession Number : ADP001682

Title :   The Impact of Falling Ice on Elastic Structures,


Personal Author(s) : Murat,J. R. ; Lainey,Luc

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A functional model is proposed to predict the deformations induced in an elastic structure by the impact of a free falling blcok of ice. The initial shock, assumed to be of plastic nature, causes extensive cracking in the ice block. The subsequent contact forces are then neglected and the motions become uncoupled. The proposed analytical relationship is verified by experimental data involving 58 impact tests on two model structures of different rigidities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ice, *Impact tests, *Structures, *Deformation, Damage assessment, Loads(Forces), Steel, Laboratory tests, Measurement, Data acquisition, Structural analysis, Ice breakup, Tables(Data), Canada, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE