Journal Published Online: 01 March 1980
Volume 3, Issue 1

A Data Acquisition System for Testing the Mechanical Properties of Ice



A testing system incorporating strain measuring, load application and monitoring, data acquisition and monitoring, and the capacity for an optional pulse-velocity subsystem was designed to determine the mechanical properties of ice. The testing system enables determination of the following test parameters and types of specimen behavior: axial stress and stress rate, axial and circumferential strain and strain rates, and optional P- and S-wave pulse velocities. These data allow the determination of a variety of static and dynamic ice properties.

Author Information

Lasca, NP
Exxon Co., U.S.A., Houston, Tex.
Burns, SD
Exxon Co., U.S.A., Houston, Tex.
Gajkowski, WA
Exxon Co., U.S.A., Houston, Tex.
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Stock #: GTJ10466J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10466J