A brief discussion is given of the ways an icebreaker breaks ice. Since the icebreaking process is so complex, the solution of a mathematical model does not appear to be feasible. As an alternative, it is suggested that physical models be used to design icebreakers. The appropriate scaling laws for physical models are developed and their practical limitation discussed. (Author)

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00168502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRREL-77-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM