Ice loads on a rigid structure with a compliant foundation

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Conference9th Int. Conf. on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions 1987 (POAC-87): 17 August 1987, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Pages409418; # of pages: 10
Subjectice; flexible foundations; stiffness; dynamic loads; impact loads; ice loads; foundation stiffness; foundation velocity; eg/ad/s model ice; longitudinal/ transverse loads; dynamic system characteristics; transfer function; fourier techniques; ice failure mode; Basements and foundations
AbstractA test series has been carried out to study the behaviour of a rigid structure on a compliant foundation. The model, a 60-mm diameter cylinder, was attached to a base whose compliance could be varied. Ice loads on the structure were measured as a function of foundation stiffness (natural frequencies 9 to 50 Hz) and velocity (10 to 270 mm/s). EG/ AD/S model ice with an average flexural strength of 50 kPa and thickness 40 mm was used. Both longitudinal and transverse loads were measured. The dynamic characteristics of the system were measured and the transfer function determined and subsequently used to obtain corrected ice loads using Fourier techniques. The mode of ice failure was found to be a function primarily of velocity and to a lesser extent foundation stiffness. For high velocities and compliant foundations the ice load transferred through the foundation was magnified by as much as one third.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number31007
NPARC number20378497
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