Numerical simulations of ice interaction with a moored structure

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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleInternational Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice 2012, ICETECH 2012
Conference10th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice 2012, ICETECH 2012, September 17-20, 2012, Banff, AB, Canada
ISBN9781622768011
Pages159166; # of pages: 8
SubjectFloe sizes; Historical records; Ice accumulation; Ice forces; Ice interactions; Kulluk; Moored structures; Three dimensional simulations; Computer simulation; Exhibitions; Meteorological problems; Mooring; Numerical models; Ships; Vehicle performance; Ice
AbstractNumerical simulations are carried out to represent the historical data of ice interaction with the Kulluk during the 1980s. Three dimensional simulations include dynamics of the ice cover and the response of the mooring system. The results give modes of ice accumulation, clearing and ice forces. Depth-averaged simulations consider larger zones of the ice cover to examine a range of conditions that were observed during the past operation of the Kulluk in the Beaufort Sea. The simulations evaluate the effects of managed ice cover characteristics such as floe sizes and confinement. Predicted forces are compared to the historical record of measurements. Copyright © 2012 ICETECH 12. All rights reserved.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationOcean, Coastal and River Engineering; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21270090
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