|Verfasst am: Fr, 25. Aug. 17, 10:04 Titel: Development of a viscoelastic material model for ice
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Development of a viscoelastic material model for ice
Type of thesis:
In order to account for sea ice during the design process of offshore structures, estimations of possible ice loads are necessary. Different approaches are used, for instance empirical methods, spring-mass-dashpot models, or finite-element (FE) simulations. The latter in particular lack readily available and verified material models. Yet without a suitable material model, the outcome of a FE simulation cannot be considered reliable.
The aim of this thesis is to develop a material model suitable for FE simulations of ice compression tests. The focus of the model should be on the 3D-viscoelasticity of ice.
This model should then be included in a simulation. Afterwards the numerical results can be compared to experiments.
The thesis can be written in English (preferred) or German.
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