STUDY OF SHIP ICE PERFORMANCE IN NARROW CHANNELS
The demand for natural resources (petroleum, natural gas, minerals) implies a continuing need for increased activity in the polar regions; this in turn demands the use of large ice class cargo carriers. The growth of the dimensions of ice class ships is inhibited by the dimensions of icebreakers employed in convoys. The width of a channel controlled by the breadth of the icebreaker has proved one of the most important factors affecting ship speed in the icebreaker channel. The objective of this study was the development of a practical assessment method for the effects of relative channel width on ship speed in an icebreaker channel. Some full scale results and the results of model tests at the Arctic and Antarctic Institute, Leningrad, are given.
- 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 USA 07306-2907
- Kashtelyan, V I
- Tsoy, L G
- Publication Date: 1981
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Channels (Waterways); Icebreakers; Icebreaking; Maneuvering
- Old TRIS Terms: Narrow channel navigation; Restricted water operation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00330895
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM