Numerical Simulation of Broken Ice Cover Forces on Structures: a Parametric Study

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Proceedings titleProceedings of 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE)
Pages656662; # of pages: 7
AbstractA numerical model of broken ice cover interaction with offshore structures is presented. The model is based on using a Particle-In- Cell (PIC) approach to advect the ice cover, and a Mohr-Coulomb plastic yield criterion to describe ice properties. The Zhang-Hibler (1997) numerical scheme is used to solve the momentum equations. A parametric study was conducted in order to determine the influence of shape of the structure, ice thickness, ice properties, and velocity on the resulting ice forces.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12327942
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