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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Ice Tech Symposium, Montreal, Canada, April 9-11, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Makinen, E
    • Lahti, A
    • Rimpii, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM