Fracture analysis of penetration through floating sea ice plate and size effect

Zdenek P Bazant*, Yuan Neng Li

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Abstract

Penetration of a small object through floating elastic-brittle plate from bottom up or from top down is studied as a two-dimensional fracture problem, in which the wedges formed by radial cracks are treated as thin plates floating on water. The growth of radial cracks is analyzed, with the fracture process zone being assumed to be a point in the plane of plate. Based on field observations, it is assumed that many symmetrical radial cracks grow radially from a small loaded area, and the maximum load is achieved at the initiation of circumferential cracks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIce Mechanics - 1993
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages131-144
Number of pages14
Volume163
ISBN (Print)0791811425
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventSummer Annual Meeting of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME - Charlottesville, VA, USA
Duration: Jun 6 1993Jun 9 1993

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OtherSummer Annual Meeting of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME
CityCharlottesville, VA, USA
Period6/6/936/9/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Bazant, Z. P., & Li, Y. N. (1993). Fracture analysis of penetration through floating sea ice plate and size effect. In Ice Mechanics - 1993 (Vol. 163, pp. 131-144). Publ by ASME.