LOW FRICTION HULL COATINGS FOR ICEBREAKERS. PHASE II, PART III. ANALYSIS OF ICEBREAKING IN PARTICULATE ICE

In this portion of the Low Friction Hull Coatings project (Part III of Phase II), the resistance of ships moving through particulate (slush or mush) ice was studied. The purpose was to better understand the effect of friction in icebreaking. A mathematical model was derived for drag in ice concentrations less than 50%. Laboratory model tests were performed for concentrations greater than 50% in order to better understand the problem. A math model for resistance in high concentration ice was started but additional analytical and ice property research is needed to derive meaningful results. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report on Phase 2, Parts 1 and 2, AD-A024 847.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    110 Eighth Street
    Troy, NY  USA  12180
  • Authors:
    • Sneck, H J
    • Kaufmann, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-33-76
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-24634-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM