A practical approach to conducting, analyzing and scaling model tests of ships in ice

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Conference45th Canadian Maritime Industries Association. Technical Conference, Ottawa, Ont. 1993
Subjectice scaling; model testing
AbstractThis paper gives a practical approach to conducting ship-ice model tests by dividing the problem into three components. Model tests to measure these components require that pre-sawn tests be performed in addition to regular ice tests. Non-dimensional analysis and scaling methods are presented to treat each component separately, similar to analysis performed for ship open water testing. Data for a number of vessels demonstrate the reliability of the technique at model and full scale and suggest a means of dealing with frictional effects in making full scale predictions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5284
NPARC number8894871
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