Ice-ice friction in warm temperatures with and without excess water

Maria Tikanmäki, Lasse Makkonen

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    Friction between two ice surfaces is an important phenomenon in ice-structure interaction processes. The total force against a structure depends on the friction between ice and the structure as well as the friction between ice particles. In an ice-structure interaction process, temperature at the bottom of the ice sheet is at the melting temperature of ice, and the sliding happens both above and below the waterline. In this paper, ice-ice friction experiments done using a linear measurement device, with and without excess water at the contact surface, are presented. The experiments were conducted at the sliding velocity range from 2 to 800 mm/s and close to the melting temperature of ice. The results of the experiments are analyzed and investigated in view of recent theoretical models of ice friction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication23rd Symposium USA (2016)
    Subtitle of host publicationIce Research and Engineering
    PublisherInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, IAHR ICE 2016 - Ann Arbor, United States
    Duration: 31 May 20173 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 23


    Conference23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, IAHR ICE 2016
    Abbreviated titleIAHR-ICE 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAnn Arbor
    OtherThe aim of the Symposium is on research and application of ice dynamics and thermodynamics in engineering and climate change.


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