nerc.ac.uk

A rate and state friction law for saline ice

Lishman, Ben; Sammonds, Peter; Feltham, Danny. 2011 A rate and state friction law for saline ice. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116 (C5), C05011. 13, pp. 10.1029/2010JC006334

Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
[img]
Preview
Text (Copyright American Geophysical Union)
jgrc11768.pdf - Published Version

Download (934kB) | Preview

Abstract/Summary

Sea ice friction models are necessary to predict the nature of interactions between sea ice floes. These interactions are of interest on a range of scales, for example, to predict loads on engineering structures in icy waters or to understand the basin-scale motion of sea ice. Many models use Amonton's friction law due to its simplicity. More advanced models allow for hydrodynamic lubrication and refreezing of asperities; however, modeling these processes leads to greatly increased complexity. In this paper we propose, by analogy with rock physics, that a rate-and state-dependent friction law allows us to incorporate memory (and thus the effects of lubrication and bonding) into ice friction models without a great increase in complexity. We support this proposal with experimental data on both the laboratory (similar to 0.1 m) and ice tank (similar to 1 m) scale. These experiments show that the effects of static contact under normal load can be incorporated into a friction model. We find the parameters for a first-order rate and state model to be A = 0.310, B = 0.382, and mu(0) = 0.872. Such a model then allows us to make predictions about the nature of memory effects in moving ice-ice contacts

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1029/2010JC006334
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Polar Oceans
ISSN: 0148-0227
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Glaciology
Date made live: 13 Jul 2011 14:45
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14668

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...