The paper describes how the coastal zones of the Arctic Ocean are subject to severe ice conditions, and marine structures will experience high ice loads. Except in the very shallow areas, ice ridges will govern the design ice load. Sloping structures are able to withstand the extreme loads due to ice ridges, better than vertical sided structures. However, this advantage may be minimized if ice adheres to the structure and/or if ice rubble interferes with the optimum ice failure and ride-up process. In some areas, the impact by massive ice islands, may threaten the survival of the permanent marine structures.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 315-337

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  • Accession Number: 00152000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM