This book focuses on two areas of ice technology: the use of ice as a construction material and the problems caused by ice to constructions. In connection with describing past and potential future applications of using ice in construction, a detailed discussion on the mechanical properties of ice is given. A state of the art description on ice-making methods, melt protection, methods and reinforcement of ice with the materials are covered.
Abstract. Preface. Introduction. Ice as construction material. Construction on ice. Accretion of ice on structures. Abrasion of concrete structures by ice. Concluding summary and future needs. Index.