Quantitative analysis of ice sheet failure against an inclined plane

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ConferenceProceedings of the Fourth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium, ASME,: 10 February 1985, Dallas, Texas
Pages16069; # of pages: 92
Subjectice loads; marine structures; cold regions; mathematical models; slope; inclined offshore structures; force components; arctic ice conditions; flexural and crushing ice sheet behaviour; rotation and translation of broken ice; gravity and buoyancy of moving ice; component isolation testing; structure maritime; zone froid; modele mathematique; pente
AbstractThe main force components on inclined offshore structures in the Arctic include the flexural and crushing behaviour of the ice sheet, rotation and translation of broken ice, gravity and buoyancy in lifting and moving ice, and friction between ice and structure. Tests were carried out to isolate these components and analytical expressions were derived for them. Measured and predicted components compare favourably, the analytical model over-predicting by about 20%.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number24496
NPARC number20375513
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