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Breaking Ice With A Jet of Gas
Authors: Iakovlev GN
Year: 1973
Keywords: TL 395, airports, ice breaking, ice cutting, ice navigation, river ice, sea ice, ship icing, thermal drills
Periodical/Journal: CRREL TL 395
Abstract: Thermodynamic methods are currently being applied successfully in industry for breaking rocks. These same methods have been examined for breaking ice. However, for large scale operations use of a gas jet does not appear promising because of the large amount of energy required to melt ice.
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