ABRASION-RESISTANT COATINGS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO ICE TRANSITING SHIPS
The results of both laboratory and field wear tests are presented on the application of coatings to ice-transiting ship hulls. When these solventless formulations (an epoxy and a polyurethane) have been applied to icebreakers and tugs in field tests, they have withstood ice abrasion and improved ship performance. Model tests were conducted on the POLAR STAR hull form to identify high wear areas and to measure their individual contribution to ice resistance. The savings in operational expenses that would result from the use of these coating applications is illustrated for a typical icebreaker.
- Presented at the Chesapeake Section of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Gulick, R W
- Calabrese, S J
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 49 p.
- TRT Terms: Abrasion; Coatings; Cost effectiveness; Epoxy coatings; Fluid resistance; Hulls; Ice; Icebreakers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Hull resistance
- Old TRIS Terms: Coating performance; Ice abrasion
- Subject Areas: Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00172846
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM