Fatigue Damage from Dynamic Ice Action


Prof Knut Vilhelm Høyland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Research institute


Large scale enterprise

Project Abstract

The aim is to assess fatigue damage on fixed offshore structures exposed to drifting sea ice, which is a challenge for marine industries in the oil and gas and offshore wind sector.

Combining the two fields of ice-induced vibrations and fatigue assessment will result in combined load-cycle time series and structural responses and lead to a new method to assess fatigue life through variable amplitude loading. This approach will facilitate the design of reliable and thus cost-efficient fixed offshore structures exposed to drifting sea ice and will lead to recommendations for novel guidelines.

FATICE is funded by the MarTERA partners Research Council of Norway (RCN) and German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and co-funded by the European Union.

Project Start

July 2018


36 months

Project Budget

Total Cost: 2.1 M€
Funding: 1.5 M€