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Overview of the investigating methods for ship-ice interaction analysis [船冰相互作用研究方法综述]

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© 2019, Editorial Board of Journal of Ship Mechanics. All right reserved. The problem of ship-ice interaction is the critical issue in ships'navigation and marine operation in the arctic area. Since the material properties of sea ice are complex and related to superficial knowledge, developing effective material constitutive models and improving numerical methods are of crucial importance in ice-ship interaction analysis. This paper summarizes the main investigating methods for ship-ice interaction analysis, which are testing method, FEM (finite element method), DEM (discrete element method) and probabilistic method. Direct data can be obtained through on-site measurement tests, and it is also the basis for sea ice material constitutive models, but tests are always high-cost. FEM has a profound theoretical foundation and is easy to implement, but is limited in simulation of brittle crush behavior and fragments' large-scale movement. Nevertheless, DEM has better abilities in simulating these characteristics, but DEM still needs further development. Owing to the randomness of some features of ice, such as size and orientation of inner flaws, probabilistic method is also considered to be suitable for the research on ship-ice interaction.

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Author(s): Xu Y, Hu Z-Q, Chen G, Xu Y-J

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chuan Bo Li Xue/Journal of Ship Mechanics

Year: 2019

Volume: 23

Issue: 1

Pages: 110-124

Print publication date: 01/01/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN (print): 1007-7294

Publisher: China Ship Scientific Research Center


DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-7294.2019.01.012