30 September 2019 to 3 October 2019
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Prototype Ice Well

30 Sep 2019, 17:16
4m
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters H.C. Andersens Boulevard 35 DK-1553 Copenhagen V Denmark
Poster Session 2

Speaker

Mr Christopher Gibson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Description

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) has the need to efficiently develop and operate drilling equipment. A prototype ice well has been created at the University of Wisconsin as a significant step in addressing this need. The well provides a column of ice approximately 15m deep and 25cm in diameter at temperatures as low as -20°C. The well provides significant cost savings to the program by providing an efficient facility for testing drill equipment and by minimizing logistical burdens of field testing and training. This poster provides technical details of the system and performance as well as a proposal for future development.

Primary author

Mr Christopher Gibson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Co-authors

Mr Tanner Kuhl (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Grant Boeckmann (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Jim Koehler (Koehler Design Works, LLC)

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