STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ICE-RESISTANT COATINGS TO PROTECT ICEBREAKER HULLS

There has been an increase in the use of ice-resistant coatings to give the hulls of icebreakers and ice-transiting ships a degree of protection from corrosion and abrasive wear. For hulls without protective coatings, safe operations between inspections is ensured through a margin of wear that is created by increasing plate thickness as compared with permissible residual thickness. For this reason, it is important to know the effectiveness of any ice- resistant coating used, in order to reduce metal consumption during hull construction and subsequent repair. This article describes studies of that effectiveness, including coating strain, the distribution of loads over the hull, the effect of large spacings in the hull, and the effect of relatively low shell plate thickness.

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    • Journal article; Distribution restrictions apply
  • Authors:
    • Babtsev, V A
    • Shemendyuk, G P
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  • Accession Number: 00660335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM