Model tests of pressured broken ice on a segmented inclined plane = Étude sur modèle de la glace de pression fracturée sur un ouvrage plan incliné et segmenté

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report (Low Temperature Laboratory (Canada)); no. TR-LT-021
Physical description504 p.
AbstractA test program has been performed to study, in a laboratory environment, the behaviour of ice loading through pressured broken ice. This problem is of interest in several loading situations on both structures and ships in Arctic regions. The work was performed by measuring the loads on a segmented planar structure for various loading conditions. Several parameters were varied including the ice strength, the ice thickness, the ice density, the ice/structure friction and the angle of inclination of the structure. The data are presented in various formats for the reader's ease of use. Vertical distributions of loads, point of resultant Joad application and overturning moments have been examined. The data are meant to serve as input for verifying theoretical models of this type of loading situation. Preliminary interpretation of the results indicates that the action of pressured ice against a listing vessel would tend to right it.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Mechanical Engineering
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC number32106
NPARC number23001476
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Record created2017-02-16
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