MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ICE AND THEIR APPLICATION TO ARCTIC ICE PLATFORMS
Natural ice has a number of unusual properties which make it a unique material. Some of these properties, e.g., high homologous temperature, crystallographic structure, and grain structure, are discussed and the manner in which they influence the strength and deformation behavior of ice is considered. The analytical techniques required to describe the load-bearing performance of a floating ice cover are still being developed. Some of the factors that must be considered in the development of these techniques are illustrated by describing an ice platform that was constructed on sea ice in the high Arctic. The ice platform was used to support an offshore exploratory drilling operation that extended over a period of two months.
- Presented for the Spring Meeting, Eastern Canadian Section, SNAME, Montreal, April 1975.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Frederking, R
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Ice; Ice phenomena; Offshore platforms; Physical properties; Sea ice; Strength of materials
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ice properties
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Ice deformation; Ice strength
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00095810
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM