Kolerski, T.; Shen, H.T., and Kioka, S., 2013. A numerical model study on ice boom in a coastal lake.
A numerical study on the effectiveness of the proposed ice boom to be installed near the entrance of Lake Notoro, Hokkaido, Japan to prevent sea ice moving into the lake is presented. A two-dimensional hydro–ice dynamics model was modified to allow for the treatment of ice-boom interaction with the effect of tidal current. The numerical model is a coupled hydrodynamic and ice dynamic model. The ice dynamic component uses a Lagrangian discrete parcel method based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics. The model was used to assess the dynamics of sea-ice transport into the lake, the effectiveness of the boom on ice retention, and the ice load on boom spans. Results for steady and unsteady simulation cases including wind effect are presented.