The force exerted by a moving ice sheet on an offshore structure

@inproceedings{Ponter1983TheFE,
  title={The force exerted by a moving ice sheet on an offshore structure},
  author={A. R. S. Ponter and Alexander A. Palmer and D. J. Goodman and M. F. Ashby and Anthony Garth Evans and J. W. Hutchinson},
  year={1983}
}
Abstract A uniform ice sheet moves steadily against a flat-sided fixed offshore structure. The ice deforms in creep: the problem is to determine the relation between the force on the structure and the velocity of the ice. The problem cannot be solved analytically, but a conventient approximate solution can be found by the reference stress method of creep structural analysis, which makes systematic use of a small number of numerical and analytic solutions to related problems, including solutions… CONTINUE READING