Ice failure simulation - Softening material model

Kari Kolari, R. Kouhia, Tuomo Kärnä

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    A finite element program for ice-structure interaction simulation is under development. In the program the contact force decrease due to the failure of ice-material is obtained by using a strain softening material model and this paper presents some numerical aspects of it. Elastic behavior is assumed to be linear and isotropic. Ice failure stress state and material softening after failure is described with the viscoplastic Drucker-Prager type material model. To reduce mesh dependency problems in strain softening regime, viscoplastic model of Perzyna type has been adopted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIce in the Environment
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IAHR International Symposium on Ice
    PublisherUniversity of Otago Press
    ISBN (Print)1-877139-52-1, 978-1-877139-52-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event16th IAHR International Symposium on Ice - Dunedin, New Zealand
    Duration: 2 Dec 20026 Dec 2002


    Conference16th IAHR International Symposium on Ice
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


    • ice
    • structure
    • interaction
    • material model
    • softening
    • FEM


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