Validation of the CICE Code for Ice Ride-Up and Ice Ridge Cone Interaction

by G. Hocking, Applied Mechanics Inc, Lakewood, CO, USA,
G. G. W. Mustoe, Applied Mechanics Inc, Lakewood, CO, USA,
J. R. Williams, Applied Mechanics Inc, Lakewood, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore


The discrete element method is capable of analyzing multiple, interacting, deformable, discontinuous or fractured bodies undergoing large motions and rotations. The formulation solves the dynamic equilibrium equations with a set of decoupled orthogonal modal equations for each element in which elements communicate through boundary forces. The objective of the project was to validate the model for a variety of ice-structure interaction behavior; namely, ice ride-up and pile-up, ice ridge-conical structure interaction, pier-ice sheet indentation, and dynamic multi-year floe impacts against Hans Island. The intent of the Phase I portion of the project involving validation of the model for ice ride-up and ice ridge conical structure interaction is described. The two experimental data sets selected for validation purposes are ice ridge conical structure interaction of a 1/17 scale prototype and ice ride-up and ice pile-up on two beach configurations in the Esso test basin.

Subject Headings: Ice | Validation | Standards and codes | Conical bodies | Offshore structures | Discrete element method | Boundary element method | Project management

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