Implantation of an artificial ice island to the bottom of the Kara sea

Hydraulic engineering

There is an intensive exploration of the Arctic nowadays. One of tasks is the building of off-shore structures for exploration drilling for searching of natural resources, such as oil and gas and for geological, seismic and meteorological studies also. Building of various structures is required for im-plementing of these operations. For selection the most biodegradable and economical solution was made the comparison of classic proven offshore structures. Artificial ice island was chosen on the basis of the obtained data. The process of building includes great number of operations, requiring computational reasoning. Questions connected with the shift of planted ice island from the action of horizontal loads are analyzed in this investigation. The results were tasked to conduct further research.