Ice loading on ship hull

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In this article, ship–ice interaction is studied from the ice loading point of view, that is, what is the physical background for various ice load events, how these can be theoretically modeled, how these load events can be measured in real conditions, and how the ice load level to be used for design purposes should be determined. Theoretical modeling possibilities are only shortly described as the main topic is the description of the full-scale measurement principles, show some results, and illustrate typical analysis conducted with the obtained full-scale data. The statistical tools used when analyzing the full-scale data together with a proper lifetime design point for ice-induced lads are finally touched upon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Maritime and Offshore Engineering
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781118476406
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


  • ice load
  • ship hull
  • full-scale measurements
  • statistical analysis
  • design point

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