Cold Climate Engineering

The course will give a thorough overview on and understanding of the physical environment in cold climate and arctic regions with emphasis on the differences between the design conditions and the operational conditions.


The cause of and conditions during Polar Low pressure will be discussed: • Stability aspects caused by icing of vessels • Operation planning in view of potential for polar low pressures, statistics of operations • Discussion of winterization needs for offshore structures and vessels • Requirements to emergency systems for Arctic conditions • Human factors when working in cold climate regions • Formation and growth of ice and the properties of ice • Sea ice features and icebergs in the Barents Sea • Loading from drifting ice • International standard for Arctic Offshore Structures

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEngineering and engineering trades (others)
Teaching placeTromsø
Teaching termSpring
Tagsarcticcircumpolarengineeringextreme temperatureicing
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