SIZE EFFECTS IN ICE AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON THE STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

The design of offshore structures for an ice environment requires a knowledge of global and local ice loads. Both global and local ice loads require a knowledge of the size effects in ice and their influence on the resultant ice pressures. In this paper, large size field data from APOA <Arctic Petroleum Operators' Association> tests are reviewed and examined in the light of available information on size effects in ice and other brittle materials such as rock and coal. The results suggest a size effect in ice indicating that further research should be directed in this area if less expensive designs of offshore structures are to be realized.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT Symposium 37. Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions, Helsinki, 5-9 Apr. 1983, Vol.3, p.414 (18 pp., 17 ref., 2 tab., 6 graphs, 1 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Iyer, S H
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM