In an effort to predict ice-structure interaction, a simple mechanism is proposed. The structure is represented by a spring-mass system and the ice is replaced by a succession of elastic-brittle elements which impinge on the structure at a rate determined by the relative motion between the ice and the structure. A computer program is used to solve for the dynamic response of the structure. A number of test cases and variations have been solved, and the results compared with limited laboratory and field measurements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Matlock, H
    • Dawkins, W P
    • Panak, J J
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00032173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 8282
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM