STRUCTURAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE SURVIVABILITY OF ADVANCED MARINE VEHICLES IN ICE-INFESTED WATERS

The authors point out that structural considerations are most important to the survivability of advanced marine vehicles (AMVs) in ice-infested waters. The most common denominator for all types of AMVs is the possible structural damage due to collision with ice. Such damage may become severe as a result of the light scantling and high operating speed of AMVs. A quasi-static model is proposed for analyzing the approximate limit of the level of damage expected to a vessel's panels as a result of ice impacts. The data obtained may be used to predict the amount of damage for a particular impact, or as a design tool to constrain the operations of an AMV so that accidental damage will remain within acceptable limits.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM