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Fracture energy of ice/metal interfaces
Author(s): Yingchang Wei; Robert M. Adamson; John P. Dempsey
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Paper Abstract

Ice-solid interfaces are of considerable interest in electrical and civil engineering and aviation. Efforts have been made to investigate the strength of ice-solid interfaces in terms of tensile, shear, and impact. This paper examines the fracture energy of ice/metal interfaces, in an attempt to utilize fracture mechanics to characterize the failure of ice/solid adhesion. A four point bending delamination specimen was used to measure the fracture energy of ice/Al and ice/steel joints. The fracture energy of an ice/steel interface was found to be lower than that of an ice/Al interface. The fracture mode was a mixture of cohesive and adhesive failure. The effects of impurities on interface fracture energy was significant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1999, Adhesives Engineering, (27 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158599
Show Author Affiliations
Yingchang Wei, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
Robert M. Adamson, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
John P. Dempsey, Clarkson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1999:
Adhesives Engineering
Eric A. Norland; Kenneth M. Liechti, Editor(s)

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