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A New Pressure Sensor for Investigating Apparent Similarities in Ice Crushing Behavior Observed at Different Scales

  • Robert Gagnon
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 94)

Abstract

Similarities in ice crushing behavior observed in experiments conducted over size scales covering three orders of magnitude are reviewed. Results from the experiments, including in situ visual observations, indicate the importance of pressure distribution data as aids to understanding the ice behavior. A new pressure sensing instrument, capable of measuring pressure at high spatial resolution over large areas is described. Preliminary data from ice impact and crushing experiments using the device in the laboratory are presented. Plans for attachment of a large device to the bow of a ship for bergy bit impact tests in the field are described.

Keywords

Pressure Sensor Impact Experiment Impact Plate Hard Zone Arctic Engineer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Gagnon
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  1. 1.Institute for Marine DynamicsNational Research Council of CanadaCanada

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