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RESEARCH PAPERS: Arctic Engineering

Reference Strength of Ice to be Used in Designing Offshore Structures

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A. L. Tunik

American Bureau of Shipping, Paramus, N.J. 07652

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 110(4), 414-420 (Nov 01, 1988) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3257081 History: Received January 01, 1986; Revised November 25, 1987; Online October 30, 2009

Abstract

The strength of ice depends on many factors. If they are known, the strength can be predicted with an acceptable accuracy. When designing an offshore structure, a designer usually has to select appropriate values of ice strength from incomplete, uncertain and random observation data for the site-specific ice environment. In this paper, a simplified method of selecting such values is described. A reference value of compressive strength is presented as an analytical function of averaged site-specific environmental parameters and offshore structure dimensions which are usually available to the designer.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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