Any structure placed in an environment where the presence of ice is a hazard to its integrity and stability needs to be designed to withstand the forces generated by ice moving against it. A designer should also consider how the cold might affect the intended operations of a structure; because freezing of ice may hinder some of the normal warm weather operations.
The guidelines presented in this course are intended for structures placed in inland waters, e.g., lakes, rivers, and coastal waters.
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-one (21) questions at the end of this course to obtain PDH credits.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Mechanical Properties of Ice
- Wind and Water Drag Forces.
- Thermal Ice Forces
- Crushing Failure
- Ductile Deformation of Ice
- Brittle Crushing
- Bending Failure
- Elastic Buckling
- Creep Buckling
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