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.

  • 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:
    • Kashtelyan, V I
    • Tsoy, L G
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM