Creep of granular ice with and without dispersed particles
Abstract:The effects of silt-sized particles (average diameter of 50 m) on the compressive creep of polycrystalline ice have been studied at stress levels from 0.1 to 1.45 MPa and temperatures of −12°C and −10°C. Dislocation densities during creep have been estimated using a dislocation-based model of anelasticity. The results indicate that at low concentrations (up to 4 wt.%), particles increase the minimum creep rate. Power-law behavior with an exponent of 3 was observed for both particle-free ice and ice with 1 wt.% particles when the stress was >0.3 MPa. In contrast, linear behavior was observed when the stress was <0.3 MPa. Calculations show that the linear behavior is associated with a constant dislocation density, and the power-law behavior is associated with increasing dislocation densities with increasing stress.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2005
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