Accession Number : ADA327642

Title :   Sea Ice Mechanics Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC BELLEVUE WA

Personal Author(s) : Coon, Max D.

PDF Url : ADA327642

Report Date : 21 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : The Sea Ice Mechanics and Arctic Workshop was held in Anchorage, Alaska, April 25-28, 1995. The workshop focused on current state of the practice and future research needs relative to offshore oil and gas facilities, and also reviewed the results of the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) Sea Ice Mechanics Initiative (SIMI). SIMI was an Office of Naval Research Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI), spanning the years 1991 to 1996. Its goals were to: understand sea ice constitutive laws and fracture mechanics over the full range of geophysical scales; and determine the scaled response to applied external forces and develop physically based constitutive and fracture models.

Descriptors :   *ICE MECHANICS, *WORKSHOPS, *SEA ICE, STRESS ANALYSIS, MODELS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), NAVAL RESEARCH, ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES, GEOPHYSICS, ARCTIC REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE