In this paper, the efficacy of an effective fluid model (EFM) is studied for replicating the effects that hydrodynamics has on the interaction between level ice, modeled as a semi-infinite Kirchhoff-Love plate, and a downward sloping structure, modeled as a rigid and immobile body. The proposed EFM is based on a distributed frequency-independent added mass and damping coefficient, as well as a damper located at the point of contact with the structure. The optimal value of the three coefficients of the EFM is obtained by minimizing the error of the predicted breaking length and maximum contact force over a range of ice velocities when compared to a true hydrodynamics ISI model that is based on incompressible potential flow. The resulting effective hydrodynamic ISI model has greatly improved performance compared to an ISI model that only accounts for hydrostatics, even when the parameters of the system are changed. Moreover, it is much easier to implement and has significantly faster calculation times than the true hydrodynamic ISI model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOAC 2019 - 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
Subtitle of host publicationJune 9-13, 2019, Delft, The Netherlands
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event25th International Conference on Port and Ocean engineering under Arctic Conditions - Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Jun 201913 Jun 2019


Conference25th International Conference on Port and Ocean engineering under Arctic Conditions
Abbreviated titlePOAC19
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    Research areas

  • Bending failure, Effective fluid modeling, Hydrodynamics, Ice-slope interaction

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