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GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Ice Mechanics for Geophysical and Civil Engineering Applications

Authors: Staroszczyk, Ryszard

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  • Reviews recent findings in the fields of sea and grounded polar ice modelling
     
    Discusses the problems of the elastic, viscous, visco-plastic and brittle behaviour of ice on a wide range of spatial scales
     
    Includes theoretical descriptions and simulations of the material behaviour of ice

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This book presents the concepts and tools of ice mechanics, together with examples of their application in the fields of glaciology, climate research and civil engineering in cold regions. It starts with an account of the most important physical properties of sea and polar ice treated as an anisotropic polycrystalline material, and reviews relevant field observations and experimental measurements. The book focuses on theoretical descriptions of the material behaviour of ice in different stress, deformation and deformation-rate regimes on spatial scales ranging from single ice crystals, those typical in civil engineering applications, up to scales of thousands of kilometres, characteristic of large, grounded polar ice caps in Antarctica and Greenland. In addition, it offers a range of numerical formulations based on either discrete (finite-element, finite-difference and smoothed particle hydrodynamics) methods or asymptotic expansion methods, which have been used by geophysicists, theoretical glaciologists and civil engineers to simulate the behaviour of ice in a number of problems of importance to glaciology and civil engineering, and discusses the results of these simulations. The book is intended for scientists, engineers and graduate students interested in mathematical and numerical modelling of a wide variety of geophysical and civil engineering problems involving natural ice.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03038-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03037-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ice Mechanics for Geophysical and Civil Engineering Applications
Authors
Series Title
GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03038-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03038-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03037-7
Series ISSN
2190-5193
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 334
Number of Illustrations
93 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
Topics