Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
28 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2021

The flexural strength of bonded ice

Andrii Murdza, Arttu Polojärvi, Erland M. Schulson, and Carl E. Renshaw

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The strength of refrozen floes or piles of ice rubble is an important factor in assessing ice-structure interactions, as well as the integrity of an ice cover itself. The results of this paper provide unique data on the tensile strength of freeze bonds and are the first measurements to be reported. The provided information can lead to a better understanding of the behavior of refrozen ice floes and better estimates of the strength of an ice rubble pile.