3D compression of circular ice floes: Comparing experiments and simulations

M Hopkins*, J Tuhkuri, E Hansen

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Abstract

The compression of ice fields made up of thin floes is central to the processes of ice jam formation in northern rivers, pressure ridge formation in northern seas, and the dynamics of ice fields in Antarctic marginal seas. Model experiments were performed in which a floating layer of thin, circular ice floes, confined in a rectangular domain, were uniaxially compressed. The forces exerted by the ice against the moving boundary were measured. Geometrically similar, three-dimensional computer simulations were performed and the calculated forces are compared with the forces measured in the model experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMECHANICS OF DEFORMATION AND FLOW OF PARTICULATE MATERIALS
EditorsCS Chang, A Misra, RY Liang, M Babic
Pages290-298
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSymposium on Mechanics of Deformation and Flow of Particulate Materials - Evanston, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 19972 Jul 1997

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Mechanics of Deformation and Flow of Particulate Materials
CountryUnited States
CityEvanston
Period29/06/199702/07/1997

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