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Recrystallisation and damage of ice in winter sports

Seymour-Pierce, A; Lishman, B; Sammonds, P; (2016) Recrystallisation and damage of ice in winter sports. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences , 375 , Article 20150353. 10.1098/rsta.2015.0353. Green open access

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Abstract

Ice samples, after sliding against a steel runner, show evidence of recrystallization and microcracking under the runner, as well as macroscopic cracking throughout the ice. The experiments which produced these ice samples are designed to be analogous to sliding in the winter sport of skeleton. Changes in the ice fabric are shown using thick and thin sections under both diffuse and polarised light. Ice drag is estimated as 40-50% of total energy dissipation in a skeleton run. The experimental results are compared to visual inspections of skeleton tracks, and to similar behaviour in rocks during sliding on earthquake faults. The results presented may be useful to athletes and designers of winter sports equipment.

Type: Article
Title: Recrystallisation and damage of ice in winter sports
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0353
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0353
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ice, friction, winter sport, skeleton, recrystallization, fracture
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Earth Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1501127
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