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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

Development of Collaborative Academic and Research Program to Study Ice Accretion on Structures in Cold Regions

Alternative title: Utvikling av faglig samarbeids- og forskningsprogram for å studere isdannelse på strukturer i kalde regioner

Awarded: NOK 3.6 mill.

Atmospheric icing on structures is a concern from operation, maintenance, safety and financial perspectives. With the increase in human industrial activities in the High North, icing needs to be taken into design considerations, as this can affect not only the structural stability and operations, but can also cause problems related to human safety. There is a growing need to improve knowledge and strengthen expertise about the ice accretion physics associated with icing on structures and combating ice. The CoARIce project will focus on icing related academic/research activities in an educational environment by developing an international consortium of experts from different international educational institutes, with an aim to improve knowledge about icing on structures and to educate people (student/staff) about ice accretion physics, thus improving skills to develop new technologies for combating ice. The overall aim of the CoARIce project is to improve knowledge and build expertise through international academic collaboration to better understand the ice accretion on structures and technological developments to combat icing. Better knowledge about ice accretion physics from this project will bring together academics, researchers and industry to share information on the latest developments in this field and will increase understanding of partner institutes about future demands for safe operations in ice prone regions. Involvement of students will provide a learning curve to know more about icing. Currently, no organized icing related academic program and research infrastructure exists in Norway. This project will help the Norwegian academic institute, UiT, to strengthen academic activities, infrastructure and international collaboration on icing related issues by establishing a long-term academic and research partnership between 8 partner educational institutes from Norway, China, Canada, Russia & Japan.

Human activities are increasingly extending into ice prone cold regions, where icing is a challenge and is a concern from operation, maintenance, safety and financial perspectives. Icing events do not only take place in Scandinavia but are also an issue in other parts of the world. There is a need to improve knowledge and strengthen expertise about ice accretion physics associated with icing on structures . Therefore, it is important to educate people about how to combat icing on structures keeping in view the future needs due to increased human activities in ice prone cold regions. CoARIce project will focus on icing related academic/research activities in educational environment by developing an international consortium of experts from different international educational institutes, with an aim to improve knowledge about icing on structures and educating people (student/staff) about improving skills to develop new technologies for combating ice. All partner institutes in CoARIce project have strong expertise and research infrastructure about different aspects of icing on structures, which will help the partners to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and learn from experience of each other. Better knowledge about ice accretion physics from CoARIce project will also bring together academics, researchers and industry to share information on the latest developments in this field and will increase understanding of partner institutes about future demands for safe operations in ice prone regions. Involvement of students will provide them a learning curve to know more about icing. Currently, no organized icing related academic program and research infrastructure exists in Norway. CoARIce project will help the Norwegian academic institute, UiT, to strengthen academic activities, infrastructure and international collaboration on icing related topics and also prepare for future participation in international research applications e.g. Horizon Europe.

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