METHODS TO IMPROVE GREAT LAKES BULK CARRIER PERFORMANCE IN MUSH ICE FIELDS AND CLOGGED CHANNELS. VOLUME I

The objective of this research program was to determine methods to improve the performance of Great Lakes bulk carriers in broken ice fields during the winter and spring seasons. Phase I was directed toward the development of realistic models of the actual ice conditions prevailing in the bottleneck areas and to the examination of the behavior of a model of an existing bulk carrier under these conditions. Phase 2 was directed at developing methods for reducing bulk carrier resistance in mush ice and clogged channels employing air bubbler systems, waterjet systems, detachable icebreaking type bow, detachable bow with two propellers, and detachable bow of special design. The results are presented in terms of full scale ship performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, COM-73-10939; Repr PC, $5.45, Microfiche, $1.45. Paper copy also available from NTIS $10.00/set of 2 volumes as COM-73-10937-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctec, Incorporated

    Wilde Lake Village Green, Suite 255
    Columbia, MD  USA  21044
  • Authors:
    • Voelker, R P
    • Levine, G H
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-00371-Vol-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1-35554
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM