WIT Press


Factors Influencing The Coefficient Of Friction Between Sea Ice And Various Materials

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON970041

Volume

14

Pages

8

Published

1997

Size

569 kb

Author(s)

Takashi Terashima & Naoki Nakazawa

Abstract

A coefficient of friction test between sea ice and various construction materials was conducted to clarify ice-material interaction. The properties of the ice and material are necessary to calculate the ice forces on sloping structures in cold coastal and offshore regions. From experimental studies through six years, the following conclusions were made. The coefficient of friction was found to be affected by: i) the relative velocity: ii) the sea ice temperature: and iii) the surface roughness of the construction materials. It was found to be relatively unaffected by: iv) the contact area: v)

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