The purpose of this paper is to present the status and results of various tests, experiments, and design modifications for the U.S. Coast Guard Icebreakers, Polar Star and Polar Sea. Areas discussed include: controllable pitch propeller design, performance, ice test results, and modifications; vessel vibration problems, vibration test program and proposed modifications; status of technology advancement studies related to current test programs and operational experience (hull appendages, bottom coatings, and propeller loading analysis).

  • 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  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Kramek, R E
    • Gulick, R W
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM