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A bonded discrete element method for modeling ship–ice interactions in broken and unbroken sea ice fields

Author
Jou, O.; Celigueta, M.A.; Latorre, S.; Arrufat, F.; Oñate, E.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Computational particle mechanics
Date of publication
2019-10
Volume
6
Number
4
First page
739
Last page
765
DOI
10.1007/s40571-019-00259-8
Project funding
ICEBREAKER
URL
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40571-019-00259-8 Open in new window
Abstract
This work investigates the failure patterns of ice cakes and floe-ice when loaded by a moving and sloping structure (ice-breaking ships and cones). In the paper, we introduce the most frequently encountered ice-infested scenarios, the main characteristics of ice-breaking ships and the predicted failure modes of floe-ice depending on the loading conditions, the structure type and the ice feature dimensions and thickness. For the simulations, a local bonded discrete element method (DEM) is used to...
Keywords
Bonded DEM, Discrete element method (DEM), Floe-ice, Ice fractures, Ice-breaking ship–ice interactions, Level ice
Group of research
(MC)2 - UPC Computational continuum mechanics
GMNE - Numerical Methods in Engineering Group

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