Jukka Tuhkuri
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jukka Tuhkuri

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Puumiehenkuja 5 A
Mobile phone
+358505680036
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Jukka Tuhkuri carries out research on ice mechanics and arctic marine technology. He has studied, among other topics: fracture of ice, formation and strength of sea ice ridges, ice failure process against inclined structures, and crushing of ice. He is conducting numerical work by using the discrete element method, but also experimental research including field experiments - which has taken him both to the Arctic and the Antarctic – and laboratory experiments in the Aalto Ice Tank.

This research is important because global warming is increasing the marine activities in the Arctic. Even ships without any ice-strenghening are entering areas with decreasing, but yet significant, ice coverage. This trend includes major human and environmental risks that need to be properly addressed. The research by Jukka Tuhkuri will help to understand the ice loads on ships and marine structures.

Jukka Tuhkuri currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Cold Regions Science and Technology and will host the IUTAM Symposium on Physics and Mechanics of Sea Ice at Aalto in 2019. He has been a professor of solid mechanics at Aalto since 2001, a visiting scientist in Canada and USA, and has spent a sabbatical at UCL in the UK in 2017-2018.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 1997

Vuoden 1996 parhaan väitöskirjan stipdendi Teknillinen korkeakoulu/Konetekniikan osasto, Finland

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 2012

Espoo Ambassador 2012, Award by the City of Espoo Espoo Ambassador 2012, Award by the City of Espoo for an internationally active scientist

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 2003

Teacher of the Year 2003

Publications

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics

Effective material properties of a finite element-discrete element model of an ice sheet

Publishing year: 2019 Computers and Structures
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics

A free, square, point-loaded ice sheet

Publishing year: 2019 Marine Structures
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Discrete Element Simulation of the Resistance of a Ship in Unconsolidated Ridges

Publishing year: 2019 Cold Regions Science and Technology
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The effect of ship bow shape on ridge resistance in a narrow ridge

Publishing year: 2019 POAC 2019 - 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Strengthening Arctic engineering competences through higher education – the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering

Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of 12th International Symposium on Cold Regions Development
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Preliminary FEM-DEM Study on Ice Encroachment

Publishing year: 2019 POAC 2019 - 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

A review of discrete element simulation of ice–structure interaction

Publishing year: 2018 PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A: MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ridge resistance of ships: DEM study

Publishing year: 2018
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ridge resistance of ships: DEM study

Publishing year: 2018 Finnish Mechanics Days
Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

3D DEM study on the effect of ridge keel width on rubble resistance on ships

Publishing year: 2018 ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering