Multi-Year Ice Loads on the Molikpaq: May 12, 1986 Event.

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Proceedings titleProceedings 18th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, POAC '05
ConferenceMay 12, 2005
Pages453462; # of pages: 10
AbstractOn May 12, 1986, the offshore structure Molikpaq was hit by a large floe containing a mix of thick first-year ice and multi-year ice. The potential impact caused a precautionary evacuation from the structure involving most of the crew. This paper describes that ice loading event in detail. Loads were measured using three different types of instrumentation – MEDOF panels, strain gauges and extensometers. The calculated loads from all three systems were quite comparable and ranged up to 250 MN on the north face of the structure for this event.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12340983
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Record created2009-09-11
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