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Probabilistic Aspects for Ice Loads on Ships

  • Wei ChaiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_130-1
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Introduction

For ships in the Arctic, ice loads caused by ship and ice interaction represent the dominant load. Ice loads on ship hull is random by nature as other environmental loads. The knowledge of ice loads can promote design and operation of ice-capable vessels in Arctic regions. However, due to the complexity of ship and ice interaction process, studies with respect to the ice loads are limited and still under development. Ice loads on ship hull can be calculated by empirical formula and numerical simulation and collected by laboratory experiments and full-scale field measurements. Among these methods, full-scale field measurements are the most effective way to study the properties of ice loads (Ehlers et al. 2015). In this entry, the randomness of ice loads and the reasons that cause the randomness of ice-induced loads are introduced. Previous studies for probabilistic descriptions and analysis of the full-scale measured ice loads on ship hull are summarized in this work. The...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Structural Engineering, School of TransportationWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of Marine TechnologyNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

Section editors and affiliations

  • Zhenhui Liu
    • 1
  • Wenjun Lu
    • 2
  1. 1.SURFAker Solutions, NorwayTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway