Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Research article
04 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2024

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics implementation of the standard viscous–plastic sea-ice model and validation in simple idealized experiments

Oreste Marquis, Bruno Tremblay, Jean-François Lemieux, and Mohammed Islam

Data sets

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Implementation of the Standard Viscous-Plastic Sea-Ice Model and Validation in Simple Idealized Experiments Oreste Marquis et al.

Model code and software

McGill-sea-ice/SIMP: Sea Ice Modelling Particles (v1.0.0) Oreste Marquis

Short summary
We developed a standard viscous–plastic sea-ice model based on the numerical framework called smoothed particle hydrodynamics. The model conforms to the theory within an error of 1 % in an idealized ridging experiment, and it is able to simulate stable ice arches. However, the method creates a dispersive plastic wave speed. The framework is efficient to simulate fractures and can take full advantage of parallelization, making it a good candidate to investigate sea-ice material properties.