The Effect of Impurities on the Mechanical Strength of Accreted Ice

I. H. Bailey Universiy of Western Australia

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W. C. Macklin Universiy of Western Australia

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Abstract

The effect of a number of impurities on the mechanical strength of ice formed by the accretion of super-cooled water droplets has been investigated experimentally. Significant reduction in the strength can be obtained but only at impurity concentrations in excess of a few per cent.

Abstract

The effect of a number of impurities on the mechanical strength of ice formed by the accretion of super-cooled water droplets has been investigated experimentally. Significant reduction in the strength can be obtained but only at impurity concentrations in excess of a few per cent.

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