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database id8894
titleSPH Modelling of Sea-ice Pack Dynamics
authorsStaroszczyk R.1
pages115 — 137
noteskopia w opracowaniu Tp4482
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keywordssea-ice dynamics, Lagrangian description, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, moving boundary problem
abstractsThe paper is concerned with the problem of sea-ice pack motion and deformation under the action of wind and water currents. Differential equations describing the dynamics of ice, with its very distinct material responses in converging and diverging flows, express the mass and linear momentum balances on the horizontal plane (the free surface of the ocean). These equations are solved by the fully Lagrangian method of smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). Assuming that the ice behaviour can be approximated by a non-linearly viscous rheology, the proposed SPH model has been used to simulate the evolution of a sea-ice pack driven by wind drag stresses. The results of numerical simulations illustrate the evolution of an ice pack, including variations in ice thickness and ice area fraction in space and time. The effects of different initial ice pack configurations and of different conditions assumed at the coast–ice interface are examined. In particular, the SPH model is applied to a pack flow driven by a vortex wind to demonstrate how well the Lagrangian formulation can capture large deformations and displacements of sea ice.
attributes [reviewed] [scientific]
database id8891
seriesArchives of Hydro-Engineering and Environmental Mechanics
issueVol. 64, No. 2
publisherWydawnictwo IBW PAN


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