During the eight-week test program conducted in Michigan with an experimental device, the performance of SUB-ICE (Submerged Ice Cracking Engine) was about equal to theoretical predictions. The test device was a metal barge about 12 ft. wide and 16 ft. long equipped with a single combustion chamber having a volume of about five cu. ft. Pressures inside the chamber reached 400 to 600 psi before release of the combustion gases to form a high-pressure bubble underneath the ice. Working in ice about one-foot thick, the device broke about 100 sq. ft. of ice with each firing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    World Trade Publications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 20810
    Long Beach, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Accession Number: 00044377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM