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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Gulick, R W
    • Vance, G P
    • HILL, J R
    • Dagnel, D
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM