Ice Island Deterioration Model Technical Manual
BACKGROUND Water and Ice Research Lab at Carleton University investigating ice island drift and deterioration in Eastern Canada for several years. As part of this on-going research, the WIRL is interested in developing a numerical tool to understand the role of large scale fracture or calving event in ice island deterioration. This technical manual is prepared to provide a step-bystep guidance on how the deterioration model can be developed using simple methodology and procedure in commercial Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software package LS DYNA. The manual demonstrates the procedure with example problems, and addresses various issues that may encounter in future modelling. This manual will be updated with time.