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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: Structural Morphology 2: Methods for Thin Shells

Spraying pykrete: The spraying of water and wood fibers to reinforce ice

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Structural Morphology 2: Methods for Thin Shells
  • Title: Spraying pykrete: The spraying of water and wood fibers to reinforce ice
  • Author(s): Arno D.C. PRONK, N.K. VASILIEV, F.H.M.E. JANSSEN, R.W.G. HOUBEN
  • Keywords: Reinforced ice, wood fibers, sawdust, ice composite, pumping, spraying material properties
Abstract
In this paper we describe the processing of wood-fiber-reinforced ice, better known as “pykrete”, by spraying a water-fiber mix on snow. The paper includes the material properties as a result of experimental testing in a laboratory.

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