Loads on Structure and Waves in Ice (LS-WICE) Project, Part 1: Wave Attenuation and Dispersion in Broken Ice Fields

A multi-group investigation was conducted at Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH (HSVA) from Oct. 24 to Nov. 11, 2016 under the Hydralab+ Transnational Access project: Loads on Structure and Waves in Ice (LS-WICE). There are three parts to this investigation: ice fracture under wave actions, wave attenuation/dispersion in broken ice covers, and ice-structure interaction under wave conditions. This paper focuses on the wave attenuation/dispersion part of the investigation. A level ice sheet was produced first. The physical and mechanical properties were measured in the Large Ice Model Basin (LIMB) before passing through a range of waves to obtain the attenuation/dispersion relation. Wave measurements were monitored with pressure transducers and ultrasound sensors. The test sequence began with a continuous ice sheet followed by broken ice sheet. The broken ice sheet was produced by cutting the continuous ice sheet into uniform size floes. A range of floe sizes and wave periods were tested. Results of the data obtained and their implications to wave propagation in the marginal ice zone populated with different broken ice floes will be presented.


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  • Accession Number: 01745954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2020 3:15PM