A novel design for an icebreaker of the future is proposed. The main power plant is a physical-chemical reactor powered by the energy from the splitting of high modulus silicates with oxygen-free silicon compounds. The plant is supported by three main systems: a thermal energy reproduction system, a reactor fuel element regeneration plant, and a system for converting the thermal energy into mechanical and electrical energy. By virtue of its operating principle, the new system does away with the fire or explosion hazard common to the combustion chambers of turbine plants as well as with the radiation hazard common to nuclear plants. It is calculated that the new energy plant could develop horsepowers twice those of the largest Soviet icebreakers currently in service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Translation of "Diskussiya: Energeticheskaya Ustanovka Ledokola Budushchego," Morskoy Flot, Issue 1, 1990, pp.43-44; DTIC distribution restrictions apply
  • Authors:
    • Kulikov, A
  • Publication Date: 1990-6-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTIC-TRANS-900169
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM