Refinement of Iceberg Shape Characterization for Risk to Grand Banks Installations

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titlePERD/CHC Report 20-77 McKenna Report; no. 04-05-01 v2
Physical descriptionvi,41p.
AbstractThe ultimate objective of a statistical representation for iceberg shape is to generate large numbers of representative icebergs that can be used for risk and impact load calculations for offshore installations. At present, there are less than 100 full measured iceberg profiles in existence. Some are inaccurate, are missing significant portions and are not stable hydrostatically. Generated icebergs would have a smooth transition through the waterline, which cannot be measured using present techniques, and would not suffer from degradation in accuracy at the base of the keel.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12328384
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Record identifier16b11856-b765-4c8e-b46e-177be6a272cf
Record created2009-09-10
Record modified2016-10-03
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