Ice Loads

Ice-structure interactions can be carried out by means of various experimental stands (for example: free-fall tower). We perform measurements of local ice pressure distributions on rigid surfaces and deformable structures.


1) Ice-structure-interaction tests

With different test rigs (e.g. drop tower)

2) Measurement of local ice-pressure-distributions

On flat surfaces
On deformable structures

3) Preparation and evaluation of thin sections


Our laboratory is equipped with a number of various test machines and measurement devices.

  • 20‘ Cold room until -40°C
  • Deep freezer until -60°C
  • TekScan pressure measurement system (500 psi bis 5000 psi)