Ice Forces on Structures

Course Number: S-3014
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Jeffrey Havelin, P.E., B.S.C.E.
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Overview

In Ice Forces on Structures , you'll learn ...

  • The mechanical properties of ice
  • The force necessary to fail ice sheets in crushing, bending, buckling, splitting, or a combination of these modes
  • Methodologies for estimating ice forces on structures

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 29 pages

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.

This course explains how to estimate ice forces on the basis of ice mechanics for its failure in various modes, as well as on empirical values of effective pressure measured on full-scale structures. The guidelines presented in this course are intended for structures placed in inland waters, e.g., lakes, rivers, and coastal waters.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Mechanical properties of ice
  • Environmental forces on structures, including wind and water drag forces and thermal ice forces
  • Forces limited by ice failure, including crushing failure, ductile deformation, brittle crushing, bending failure, buckling failure and floe splitting
  • Forces limited by the momentum of an ice feature
  • Vertical ice forces on structures

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 21 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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