Ice Mechanics for Geophysical and Civil Engineering Applications, (PDF) offers the tools and concepts of ice mechanics, along with examples of their application in the fields of glaciology, civil engineering, and climate research in cold regions. It begins with an account of the most important physical properties of sea and polar ice treated as an anisotropic polycrystalline material, and analyses relevant field observations and experimental measurements. The ebook focuses on theoretical descriptions of the material behavior of ice in different stress, deformation and deformation-rate regimes on spatial scales spanning from single ice crystals, those common in civil engineering applications, up to scales of thousands of kilometers, feature of large, grounded polar ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica.
Furthermore, it provides a range of numerical formulations based on either discrete (finite difference, finite-element and smoothed particle hydrodynamics) methods or asymptotic expansion methods, which have been used by theoretical glaciologists, geophysicists, and civil engineers to simulate the behaviour of ice in a range of problems of importance to civil engineering and glaciology, and discusses the outcomes of these simulations. The ebook is intended for engineers, scientists, and graduate students interested in mathematical and numerical modeling of an extensive variety of geophysical and civil engineering problems involving natural ice.
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