The Author describes in some detail the activities of the Wartsila Arctic Design and Marketing Department (WADAM) in the development of icebreakers and other ice-going ships and associated technologies. The Department is mainly occupied with ship projects for the Wartsila shipyards, but also acts as a consultant; its work extends far beyond the Baltic. The paper is arranged under the main headings:--Full-Scale Testing (Ice Conditions--Ice Resistance Tests--Measurements--Propeller Loads and Propulsion System Behaviour--Additional Tests). Model-Scale Testing (Testing Facilities--Ice Conditions--Tests--Analysing and Full-Scale Predicting). Studies on Ship Operation ("Vintbott" (a 1976 study on the operation of icebreakers and merchant ships in the Gulf of Bothnia)--Examples of Other Studies). Applications (Icebreaking Capability in Level Ice--Simulation of progress in Ramming Mode--Simulation of the Interaction between Ice and the Propulsion System--Transit Simulation). A drawing is included showing the layout of the Wartsila Icebreaking Model Basin, which was extensively modified in 1976-77. Order from BSRA as No. 50,685.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Third International Offshore Craft Conference, London, Sept. 1978, Day 2, Paper No. 4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Offshore Craft Conference (3rd)

    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gordin, S
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM