On The Understanding of the Local Ice Pressure Area Curve

Deterministic Approach
  • Denis Blanchet
  • Sam Defranco
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 94)


The understanding of the mechanisms of ice failure over small areas of a wide Arctic offshore structure is critical to the derivation of local design ice pressures. The relationships between the different parameters related to the failure of the ice and those related to the local ice pressures are not fully understood. This paper discusses some of these relationships and describes the methods for the derivation of local ice pressure area curves for the design of wide Arctic offshore structures.


Total Load Indentation Test Failure Pressure Wide Structure Strip Load 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Blanchet
    • 1
  • Sam Defranco
    • 1
  1. 1.BP America IncorporatedHoustonUSA

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