ICE IMPACT FORCES ON THE BOW OF A GREAT LAKES BULK CARRIER

Ice impact forces on the bow and shoulder of a Great Lakes bulk carrier were measured during the 1976 extended shipping season. These measured values were analyzed with ice impact forces obtained from previous tests aboard bulk carrier LEON FRASER and icebreaker USCGC MACHINAW to give a predictor equation which describes ice impact forces as a function of ice thickness, ship speed and hull shape.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctec, Incorporated

    9104 Red Branch Road
    Columbia, MD  USA  21045

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kotras, T V
    • Kosterich, P P
    • Voelker, R P
  • Publication Date: 1977-3-22

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 160C-2 Final Rpt., MA-RD-940-77071
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38055
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM