The ice response to an oscillating load moving along a frozen channel

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Unsteady response of an ice cover to an oscillating load moving along a frozen rectangular channel is studied for large times. The channel is filled with ideal incompressible fluid. The ice cover is modelled by a thin elastic plate. The flow caused by the deflection of the ice cover is potential. The problem is formulated within the linear theory of hydroelasticity. External load is modelled by a smooth localized pressure distribution. The load has periodic magnitude and moves along the channel with constant speed. Joint system of equations for the ice plate and the flow potential is closed by initial and boundary conditions: the ice plate is frozen to the walls of the channel, the flow velocity potential satisfies the impermeability condition at the rigid walls of the channel and linearized kinematic and dynamic conditions at the ice-liquid interface; at the initial time the load is stationary, the fluid in the channel is at rest and the stationary ice deflection is determined from the plate equation for the initial magnitude of the load. The problem is solved with the help of the Fourier transform along the channel. The ice deflection profile across the channel is sought in the form of the series of the eigenmodes of the ice cover oscillations in a channel. The solution of the problem is obtained in quadratures and consists of three parts: (1) symmetric with respect to the load deflection corresponding to the stationary load; (2) deflection corresponding to steady waves propagating at the load speed; (3) deflection corresponding to waves propagating from the load and caused by the oscillations of the load. The number of the last waves, depending on the parameters, can not exceed four for each eigenmode. In this article the results of the analytical and numerical analysis of the considered problem is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012072
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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