INFLUENCE OF FRICTION ON ICE RESISTANCE. SEARCH FOR LOW FRICTION SURFACES
An investigation of ships' icebreaking properties has proved the dominant significance of hull surface treatment, i.e. mechanical friction, on ice resistance. The influence of the hull surface quality on ice resistance has been measured both in model tests and on ship scale by testing ships with the same dimensions and hull forms but with different types of hull coatings. It is well-known that normal ship paints will wear off very quickly due to the wearing influence of ice-blocks on the hull. Because of corrosion this has finally led to overdimensioning of the hull plates with an increase in the light-weight of the ship as a result.
- Presented at the Ice Tech Symposium, Montreal, Canada, April 9-11, 1975.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Makinen, E
- Lahti, A
- Rimpii, M
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Corrosion; Fluid resistance; Hulls; Ice; Resistance (Mechanics)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Hull resistance
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull corrosion; Ice resistance
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00095811
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM