RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES RELATING TO LARGE ICEBREAKING SHIPS

Brief information is given on AG Weser's various research and development activities concerning icebreaking ships and their operation. These activities, most of which have been partly supported by the West German Government, include: the EOS project (the icebreaking OBO-carrier studies) which embraced the many important problems concerning Arctic ship-operations; the EOS routeing study, in which AG Weser functioned as general managers for an expedition of 25 scientists to the Canadian Arctic, in 1972, to investigate the properties of sea ice; model tests in the HSVA ice-tank to establish model/ship correlation; the EOS extension (in 1973-76) to propulsion plants and transmissions and to submerged-arc welding of low-temperature resistant steels; EOS A--model tests, in 1978, on unconventional forebody forms; EOS B--optimisation of the ship together with its propulsion arrangements; EOS C--risk analysis of a triple-screw LNG tanker (studied in EOS B) operating, all the year round, between the USA and the Arctic; the sepcification, for the West German ministry concerned, of a research and supply ship for the Antarctic; and the possible building of two icebreaking LNG tankers for the Canadian Government's Melville Island project. Order from BSRA as No. 52,241.

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    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Walter
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00310789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM