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End-capping procedure for cored ice samples used in tension tests

  • J. A. Richter-Menge, K.J. Claffey and M. R. Walsh

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This note describes an end-capping procedure used to prepare cylindrical ice-core samples for direct tension testing. The techniques developed build on work done by Cole and others (1985) and Lee (1986), and include a design modification to the loading train and a more reliable approach to establishing the fresh-water bond used to mount the end caps on the sample. Using these techniques, an 88% success rate was achieved in a recent series of uniaxial tension tests.

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