PERFORMANCE TESTS OF ICEBREAKER MAX WALDECK IN MODEL AND FULL SCALE

For more than five years, in cooperation with Thyssen Nordseewerke Emden, the Hamburg Ship Model Basin has been engaged on the develop- ment of a new icebreaking method <Thyssen-Waas concept>. The model tests indicated a significant advantage over conventional methods of icebreaking. In order to confirm these results by full scale tests, the German Government supported the modification of an existing small icebreaker Max Waldeck, which was then tested in the Archipelago of Vaasa, Finland in both March 1981 and 82. The full scale measurements which were carried out in level ice, broken ice and in pressure ridges showed good correlation with the icebreaking capability as predicted by the model tests, i.e. a more than 50% reeduction in the required power compared with conventional icebreakers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT Symposium 27. Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions, Helsinki, 5-9 Apr. 1983, Vol.1, p.534 (16 pp., 7 ref., 10 graphs, 1 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Hellmann, J H
    • Schwarz, J
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Old TRIS Terms: Max waldeck
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM