Abstract

Fundamentals of the similarity theory in the ice deformation mechanics, as well as problems related to scaling up of local ice pressures measured during tests in an ice basin to full scale values are considered. A new scaling principle based on a hypothesis of ice deformation limiting surface isomorphism and direct computer simulation is proposed.

An ice-resistant platform, for which local pressures were measured in ice tests and ice pressures were recalculated to full scale values using generated ice deformation limiting surfaces, was considered as an example.

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