In two previous Ship Structure Commmittee reports, the assessment of various rules pertaining to the design of ice-strengthened vessels was undertaken. Empirical recommendations were made for vessel scantlings, but the need for full-scale data was recognized. This report presents the results of obtaining full-scale local ice pressure loads near the bow of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker POLAR SEA as a step toward the development of local ice load criteria for icebreaking ships. The data was obtained by instrumenting a bow panel of approximately 100 sq. ft. to measure ice pressures by measuring compressive strains in the webs of transverse frames. Only events over a preset threshold strain were recorded, and there were approximately 1400 such recorded events on two deployments--one to the Beaufort Sea in September-October 1982 recording summer multiyear ice impacts, and one to the Chukchi Sea in March-April 1983 recording both first year and multiyear winter ice impacts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; A Ship Structure Committee Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctec, Incorporated

    9104 Red Branch Road
    Columbia, MD  United States  21045

    Arctec Canada Limited

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    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K2K I28

    Maritime Administration

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  • Authors:
    • St John, J W
    • Daley, C
    • Blount, H
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: Various p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-329, SR-1291
  • Contract Numbers: MA-81-SAC-10023
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM