Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 15, 5623–5638, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5623-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 5623–5638, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5623-2021

Research article 10 Dec 2021

Research article | 10 Dec 2021

A generalized stress correction scheme for the Maxwell elasto-brittle rheology: impact on the fracture angles and deformations

Mathieu Plante and L. Bruno Tremblay

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We propose a generalized form for the damage parameterization such that super-critical stresses can return to the yield with different final sub-critical stress states. In uniaxial compression simulations, the generalization improves the orientation of sea ice fractures and reduces the growth of numerical errors. Shear and convergence deformations however remain predominant along the fractures, contrary to observations, and this calls for modification of the post-fracture viscosity formulation.