PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DESIGN OF AN ARCTIC MARINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

This paper deals with the investigation of the arctic environment in which an icebreaking tanker would have to operate, and the modifications made to the S.S. Manhattan to convert the vessel to an icebreaking tanker. A review of all the ship's systems is included as well as those involved with hull instrumentation and data collection. The principal areas of investigation included the following: 1) Ice resistance at various speeds at different ice pressures, thicknesses, concentrations and strengths; 2) Maneuvering parameters of the Manhattan in ice; 3) Ice load forces acting upon the hull; 4) Performance of the steam turbine power plant in an ice environment; 5) Definition of the ice environment along the ship's route. Arctic terminal design considerations are also included and cover such aspects as oceanography, ice conditions, bottom configurations, and soil conditions as well as harbor design and ballast handling.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Offshore Technology Conference, April 19-21, 1971.
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    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Mookhoek, A D
    • Bielstein, W J
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043747
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Technology Society
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 1426
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM