Ice Forces on Conical Piers - Numerical and Development of Design Equations

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Conference7th International Cold Regions Engineering Specialty Conference, March 7-9, 1994, Edmonton, Alberta
Subjectconical; ice loads
AbstractOver the years, Canadian design codes recommended various equations for the calculations of ice loads on conical structures. It is believed, however, that application of the design equations results in very conservative ice load estimations, and consequently there is room for less severe design regulations. In this paper, it is recognized that the complexities of ice-structure interaction problems dictate that the method of calculating ice loads on offshore structures should be numerical. A finite element study is conducted to examine the effect of ice flow, size, ice thickness, and tensile strength of ice on the magnitude of ice loads. The results are used to develop a design chart and design equations for quick estimations of ice loads on conical piers.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5161
NPARC number8896088
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