Accession Number : ADA331572

Title :   Constitutive Laws for Sea Ice Dynamics Models.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ICECASTING INC SAN RAFAEL CA

Personal Author(s) : Pritchard, Robert S.

PDF Url : ADA331572

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The long term goal of my research is to develop sea ice dynamics models that describe behavior on kilometer scales and larger, and to base these models on the smaller scale physical processes known to control leading, rafting, and ridging. Three objectives were (1) to continue development of the new anisotropic plasticity constitutive law for large scale sea ice behavior, (2) to analyze data from controlled-load tests conducted during SIMI, and (3) to formulate constitutive laws and solution methods a heterogeneous multiscale material using micromechanics of random media.

Descriptors :   *ANISOTROPY, *SEA ICE, THICKNESS, MODELS, DYNAMICS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), MICROMECHANICS.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE