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Description - Ice and Construction by L. Makkonen

This book focuses on the use of ice as a construction material, and the problems which ice causes in relation to structures. Possible applications of ice in construction are described, with a deatailed discussion of the mechanical properties of ice. te-of-the-art descriptions of ice-making methods, melt protection methods and reinforcement of ice with other materials are given. Special problems in using ice as a construction material, such as melting and creep, are discussed and solutions are proposed. The bearing capacityof ice for construction and traffic is covered. Problems due to ice accretion on structures, such as on tall masts and offshore platforms, and to abrasion of offshore concrete structures by floating ice fields are considered. The book has been written by and international RILEM Committee with members drawn from Finland, Sweden, USA, and Canada. It includes nearly 200 references to specialist publications and information sources. It will be of value to engineers and planners working in cold regions of the world, and to specialist organizatins operating in polar regions, such as the oil, telecommunications and power transmission industries. Lecturers and researchers in civil engineering institutions will also find this book of interest. ice as a construction material and the problems caused by ice to constructions. In the problems area, mainly ice accretion on structures and abrasion on concrete structures by ice are discussed. In connection with describing past and potential future applications of using ice in construction a detailed discussion on the mechanical properties of ice is given. A state of the art description on ice making methods, melt protection, methods and reinforcement of ice with the materials are covered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780419200208
ISBN-10: 0419200207
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 7mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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