POLAR CLASS ICEBREAKER--ICE DEFLECTION HULL APPENDAGES, A JOINT RESEARCH EFFORT
Ice ingestion by the Polar Class Icebreaker propellers has resulted in significant failures and resultant downtime. In 1978 the Coast Guard began an evaluation of potential ice deflecting hull appendages. This program included construction of, and laboratory experiments with, a twenty foot self-propelled model. The results of these efforts and identifiable future research efforts are described.
- Presented at Ice Tech '81 sponsored by the Eastern Canadian Section of SNAME, 16-19 June 1981. Proceedings price to members $30.00; non-members $45.00.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Gulick, R W
- Vance, G P
- HILL, J R
- Dagnel, D
- Publication Date: 1981
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Hulls; Ice; Icebreakers; Propellers
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull appendages; Hull ice interaction; Ice deflectors; Model testing; Propeller ice interaction
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00330882
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM