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A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Framework for Interaction Between Ice and Flexible Pile

Zhang, N., Yan, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-8968-6616, Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454 & Zheng, X. (2022). A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Framework for Interaction Between Ice and Flexible Pile. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 32(1), pp. 16-23. doi: 10.17736/ijope.2022.jc849


In this paper, the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is extended to simulate the ice-structure interaction by coupling the ice model with the structural model through a simple but effective interfacial contact model. The ice model embeds the softening elastoplastic model with the Drucker-Prager yield criterion to simulate the failure progress of the ice, and a dynamic model is imposed in the structural phase to account for its deformation. The developed SPH model is employed to simulate the level ice interacting with a vertical compliant structure. The ice loading on and the response of the structure are evaluated. The result is compared with the experimental data and a satisfactory agreement is achieved. It is further compared with the corresponding result without considering the structural deformation and concludes the significance of the structural vibration during the ice-breaking process, as well as the necessity of including the structural dynamics in ice-structure modelling.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: ice-structure interaction; ice loads; structural vibrations; SPH
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
V Naval Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Civil Engineering
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