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Victoria Bonath
Victoria Bonath

Victoria Bonath

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Building Materials
Structural and Fire Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 492934
F958 Luleå

Personal Description

I'm a PhD student in Structural and Construction Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. My reserach area is ice mechanics with focus on mechanical properties of ice from pressure ridges and brash ice in ship tracks as well as consolidation of broken ship channels. Prior to my research I've joined several field programs in the Arctic and in the Bay of Bothnia.

At the departement I'm involved in education at undergraduate level. Further I was involved in the Cerbof project, doing energy calculations for heavy mass buildings.

Research interests

  • Consolidation of brash ice
  • Mechanical properties of ice
  • Structure and strength of first-year pressure ridges
  • Laboratory and field measurement techniques for testing ice properties and behavior

Professional expertise

  • Laboratory and field experiments
  • VIP-Energy
  • Numerical analysis

Activities and Projects


Article in journal

Simulation of Brash Ice Behavior in the Gulf of Bothnia Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Formulation (2021)

Patil. A, Sand. B, Fransson. L, Bonath. V, Cwirzen. A
Journal of cold regions engineering, Vol. 35, nr. 2
Article in journal

Brash ice growth model (2019)

development and validation
Riska. K, Bridges. R, Shumovskiy. S, Thomas. C, Coche. E, Bonath. V, et al.
Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol. 157, s. 30-41
Article in journal

Properties of ice from first-year ridges in the Barents Sea and Fram Strait (2019)

Bonath. V, Edeskär. T, Lintzén. N, Fransson. L, Cwirzen. A
Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol. 168
Article in journal

Morphology, internal structure and formation of ice ridges in the sea around Svalbard (2018)

Bonath. V, Petrich. C, Sand. B, Fransson. L, Cwirzen. A
Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol. 155, s. 263-279
Conference paper

Three years of measurements of first year ridges in the Barents Sea and fram strait (2015)

Sand. B, Bonath. V, Sudom. D, Petrich. C
Part of: Proceedings of the 23nd International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, POAC 2015, Trondheim, Norway; 14-18 June 2015, 2015