Arctic Offshore Engineering- Field work (PhD)

The course addresses methods used to characterise sea ice with respect to mechanical and physical properties.

Specific topics:

  • Sampling of vertical/horizontal ice cores

  • Determination of salinity, temperature and density profiles in sea ice

  • Uniaxial compressive tests of sea ice

  • Use of borehole jack

  • Description of the damage mechanisms during testing

  • Structure of sea ice

  • Spatial variability of ice properties

  • Study of effects of ice loads on coastal structures

  • Thin sections and characterisation of the structure of ice

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.10.2014
ECTS credits3.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceEngineering and engineering trades (others)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Tagsenvironmentsea iceice coresdensity profile
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