Ice Model Tests of a 60° Upward Breaking Bridge Pier for the Northumberland Strait Crossing

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTest Report
Subjectupper breaking cone; bridge pier; ice model test
AbstractIce model tests of a 1/12 scale 60 upward breaking cone are described. The cone was tested in three ice thicknesses corresponding to 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5m. Cone-ice dynamic friction was also varied. The model was instrumented to measure three orthogonal loads as well as an overturning moment. Cone diameter was seen to have little effect on ice loads. A simple expression relating horizontal ice load to cone geometry, friction coefficient and ice properties is derived. The model results are compared with an analytical model developed by Croasdale.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5357
NPARC number8895867
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Record created2009-04-22
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