Adapting pressure films to measure pressure patterns in ice-steel interaction experiments

Ulan-Kvitberg, Christopher Alan (2012) Adapting pressure films to measure pressure patterns in ice-steel interaction experiments. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

[img] [English] PDF - Accepted Version
Available under License - The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.

Download (11Mb)

Abstract

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)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9851
Item ID: 9851
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 148-149).
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 2012
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Metals--Impact testing; Ice mechanics; Offshore structures--Cold weather conditions; Ships--Cold weather conditions

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over the past year

View more statistics