ICEBREAKING MODEL TESTS OF THE 140-FOOT WYTM

Icebreaking model tests were conducted with models of the 140-foot WYTM which has been recently designed by the Coast Guard Naval Engineering Division. The WYTM is an icebreaking tugboat which will replace the aging 110-foot tugs on the Great Lakes and on the East Coast. The objectives of this model test program were (1) To determine the icebreaking resistance of the WYTM as a function of velocity in uniform ice 1, 1.5, 2, and 2.5 feet thick; (2) To determine the effect of hull-ice friction on resistance by testing models with high and low coefficients of friction; and (3) To confirm the validity of dual model testing by towing two models side-by-side and comparing the measured resistance with single model test results. To achieve these objectives, a series of tests was conducted in the Arctic Ice Model Basin during May 1975. Using test data, an equation was determined to predict full-scale resistance of the tug in ice.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctec Incorporated

    Wilde Lake Village Green, Suite 255
    Columbia, MD  United States  21043
  • Authors:
    • Lecourt, E J
  • Publication Date: 1975-9-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 202C-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-50383-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM