Response of IACS URI Ship Structures to Real-time Full-scale Operational Ice Loads

Quinton, Bruce and Daley, Claude and Gagnon, Robert (2012) Response of IACS URI Ship Structures to Real-time Full-scale Operational Ice Loads. Transactions. Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 120. pp. 203-209. ISSN 0081-1661

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Moving ice loads can incite significantly different structural responses in a steel grillage structure than can stationary ice loads. This is significant because the accepted standard for the design and analysis of ice-classed ship structures is to assume a stationary ice load (LACS URI 12.3.1). The following work utilizes the 4D Pressure Method ((Quinton, Daley, and Gagnon 2012)) to apply thirty-five of the most significant ice loads recorded during the USCGC Polar Sea trials (1982-86), to fourteen IACS URI PCI-7 classed grillages; using explicit finite element analyses. Two grillage variations for each of the seven PC classes were examined: grillages with "built T" framing and grillages with "flatbar" framing. In short, the following simulations directly employ real-time/real-space measured full-scale ice loads, and thus provide insight into the structural capabilities of the various IACS URI polar classes when subject to actual (moving) ice loads.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 6225
Keywords: 4D Pressure Method, Ice, Moving load, Polar class, Polar Sea
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
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