A program to determine ice forces and behaviour was carried out on a wharf at Strathcona Sound on Baffin Island during the winter 1975-76. Observations at the site revealed that tidal action resulted in the formation of an increasingly wide and thick zone of ice between the wharf and the natural ice cover. A qualitative model for developing ice pressures is postulated based on this behaviour. The transducers selected to measure horizontal ice pressures proved to be unsatisfactory so no direct measurements were obtained. It was possible however, from secondary calculations, to establish that horizontal ice pressures of the order of 500 kPa were developed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC 77), Newfoundland Memorial University, Canada, September 26-30, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    POAC Conference 77

  • Authors:
    • Frederking, R
    • SINHA, N K
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00167696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM