THE USE OF MODEL ICE TO SIMULATE ICE ACTION ON OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

The most powerful tool to help solve problems of designing marine structures in ice infested waters is that of ice modeling and this report deals with the ability of an artificial material, called here model ice, to simulate real ice acting on these structures. It is essentially divided into two parts. In the first part a systematic study of the physical properties of interest of model ice was made, essentially by varying the proportion of the various chemicals making the material, and these properties were related to the corresponding properties of real ice. In the second part, a small exploratory model was built of five types of idealized offshore structures. A model ice sheet was formed in a basin and pushed against these structures to measure the forces and observe the movements of broken ice pieces around them.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • APOA Project No. 41: Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of Michel's Model Ice and Preliminary Ice-Structure Interaction Experiment (Report).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctic Petroleum Operators Association

    Dome Petroleum Limited, P.O. Box 200
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Michel, B
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM