Ulan-Kvitberg, Christopher Alan (2012) Adapting pressure films to measure pressure patterns in ice-steel interaction experiments. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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Exploration and recovery of arctic resources involves potential risks to ships and structures from ice loading. This thesis investigates the suitability of using chemical pressure-sensing films for ice-structure interaction experiments. A method of adapting the pressure films for use in laboratory-scale ice crushing experiments is first developed. Using the films, a series of uniaxial crushing tests under a range of factors are performed to develop 2D and 3D pressure maps, pressure-area curves and load histories. The results are analyzed to determine the spatial changes to ice under load and the connection between process and spatial pressure-area curves is investigated. Pressure-area equations are developed to compare the results to past research. The suitability of pressure-films for ice tests is analyzed and improvements for future experiments are suggested.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Includes bibliographical references (leaves 148-149).|
|Department(s):||Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Metals--Impact testing; Ice mechanics; Offshore structures--Cold weather conditions; Ships--Cold weather conditions|
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