Transient creep of polycrystalline ice under uniaxial compression: an assessment of internal state variable models

J. Meyssonnier, A. Goubert
1994 Annals of Glaciology  
The efforts to develop damage models for ice cannot be disconnected from a better knowledge of the undamaged ice behaviour. In this respect the transient behaviour of polycrystalline ice still needs to be investigated. The present paper is a contribution to the development of rheological models which can be used in varying load situations. The deformation processes which should be the foundation of the models are described. The models of Le Gac and Duval (1980) and of Sunder and Wu (1989a) are
more » ... and Wu (1989a) are tested against two uniaxial compression tests on isotropic granular ice under varying load. They fail to describe both primary creep and the response to increments/decrements of the applied load. A new model, based on a decomposition of the viscoplastic strain into two components which account separately for kinematic and isotropic hardening, is shown to give better results.
doi:10.1017/s0260305500010983 fatcat:rj6whw6mrjh3xfwslba3yg4mem