Plasticity of Ice and Sand-Ice Systems

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Leonard L. Smith

IBM Office Product Division, Austin, Texas

J. B. Cheatham

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science, William Marsh Rice University, Houston, Texas

J. Eng. Ind 97(2), 479-484 (May 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438608 History: Received June 27, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


The experimental deformation of ice and sand-ice systems is compared with predictions based upon plasticity theory. Properties of the materials were determined under various temperatures, confining pressures, and loading rates using conventional triaxial compression tests. Samples were indented at atmospheric pressure using flat punches and sharp wedges at two loading rates and calculated force-displacement relationships were determined for the von Mises, coulomb, and parabolic yield conditions. Comparison of the results of the experiments with the computations indicates that the force-displacement relationships for ice and sand-ice samples can be approximated using plasticity theory.

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