Peak ice loads and buckling in ice-inclined structure interaction

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  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Our earlier statistical studies on interaction of ice with an inclined structure suggest that ice loads only depend on a relatively small number of parameters. The complexity of the interaction process yields a largely scattered peak ice load values, which makes the data analysis of load data challenging. In this paper, which is a summary of the results observed by Ranta
et al. (2018b), we present peak load observations from a large number of simulations and show that a simple buckling load model, having only two ice parameters, explains the peak loads well. The results highlight the importance of buckling phenomenon in ice-structure interaction processes.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th IAHR International Symposium on Ice
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIAHR International Symposium on Ice - Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 Jun 20189 Jun 2018
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameIAHR International Symposium on Ice
ISSN (Electronic)2414-6331


ConferenceIAHR International Symposium on Ice
Abbreviated titleIAHR-ICE
CountryRussian Federation

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