Ice Station for Ramming Test on OATRC 2013

Anatoly Sinitsyn, Taisiya Sinitsyna, Hayo Hendrikse

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In August 2013 the Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise (OATRC2013) was undertaken in the Fram Strait, North-East Greenland. A ramming test by the icebreaker was one of the research tasks. The test was performed on an ice flow which included a large ice ridge, and a region of level ice spreading behind the ice ridge for several hundred meters. An ice station was established for data collection on the physical and mechanical properties of the ice ridge and level ice. Ice thickness, crystal structure, salinity, temperature, density, and uniaxial compressive strength were obtained for the level ice, and the morphology of the ice ridge was studied. Moreover, the accuracy of a prototype electromagnetic antenna EM-34 ICE was examined through the measurement of ice thickness on the ice station. The applicability of the electromagnetic antenna in proximity of the icebreaker (as in the vicinity of a massive metal body) was studied in particular. Some results of the fieldwork and workflow are presented and discussed. Data on ice properties can be useful for assessment of ice conditions and analysis of the ramming test, while description of the workflow can be used for planning of field operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice
PublisherIAHR / AIRH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)2414-6331
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice - Ann Arbor, United States
Duration: 31 May 20163 Jun 2016


Conference23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice
Abbreviated titleIAHR
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor
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