ICE EFFECT TRIALS IN ARCTIC WATERS ON CCGS LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT

Under the sponsorship of the Canadian Coast Guard, an early Arctic probe was made in May 1977 by key industry figures to allow first-hand observation of Arctic conditions relevant to commercial shipping. With additional funding provided by the Transport Canada Research and Development Centre, a full-scale test program was organized to document ice conditions along the route which took the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent from Halifax, Nova Scotia to a position at the edge of the landfast ice at the western end of Lancester Sound in the Northwest Passage. An analysis of ice data affecting the transit of the ship is presented. Ship motions and hull forces measured are presented as well as the methods by which they were acquired. Details of ice properties testing and instrumentation are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, November 16-18, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Noble, P G
    • Allan, R J
    • Dunne, M A
    • Johnson, B
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00184811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM