A Hybrid Structural Ice Defense Mechanism

by James K. Nelson, Texas A&M Univ, Civil, Engineering Dep, College Station, TX, USA,
W. Lynn Beason, Texas A&M Univ, Civil, Engineering Dep, College Station, TX, USA,
Alan D. Pond, Texas A&M Univ, Civil, Engineering Dep, College Station, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore

Abstract: A hybrid plate composed of steel outer surfaces and a concrete core has characteristics that make it desirable for use on offshore structures in ice prone environments. The service and ultimate flexural strength of the hybrid system are evaluated. Mathematical relationships are presented for simplified calculation of the moment capacity. These relationships are developed from theoretical calculations of the moment capacity and from dimensional analysis.

Subject Headings: Ice | Hybrid methods | Offshore structures | Moment (mechanics) | Structural analysis | Steel structures | Flexural strength | Steel plates | Arctic

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