Journal of Glaciology
Thayer School of Engineering
Uniaxial compression experiments at –10°C at 10−3s−1 on fresh-water, granular ice have established through the use of high-speed photography that internal cracks nucleate preferentially away from the ice/platen (i/p) interface under conditions of i/p contraint, but near the interface under conditions of i/p expansion. Under conditions of little i/p interaction, cracks nucleate more or less randomly throughout the specimen. Correspondingly, the brittle-fracture strength decreases as the i/p interaction changes from compressive to tensile. These effects are explained in terms of the spatial variation of the maximum shear stress and the crack density.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Schulson, E. M.; Gies, M. C.; Lasonde, G. J.; and Nixon, W. A., "The Effect of the Specimen–Platen Interface on Internal Cracking and Brittle Fracture of Ice Under Compression: High-Speed Photography" (1989). Open Dartmouth: Published works by Dartmouth faculty. 1778.