This paper describes an experimental set-up and the procedures used to investigate seafloor scouring by ice ridges in a 6 m long flume. Unlike in previous investigations, conducted in conventional test flumes or in a centrifuge, this set-up uses real ice. Its footprint is 1 m2. It also incorporates instrumentation to monitor stress distribution in the sediments during scouring, while acquiring deformation profiles of the sediment column. Other instruments include a displacement transducer to measure the vertical motion of the ice, a pore pressure transducer and a few cameras to study keel dynamics. The procedures and results of one fully instrumented test are presented.
Ice Scouring in a Large Flume: Test Set-Up and Preliminary Observations
Barrette, Paul D., and Garry W. Timco. "Ice Scouring in a Large Flume: Test Set-Up and Preliminary Observations." Paper presented at the SNAME 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 2008. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ICETECH-2008-133
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