Full scale deflection of ice by an icebreaker

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
Subjectice deflection; icebreaker
AbstractTwo methods have been used to measure the full scale deflection of ice by the operation of the icebreaker, CCGS Sir John Franklin. The data shows consistency and indicate that three types of disturbances are caused by the operation of the icebreaker in water with a .5m ice cover. One type, long period water/ice waves(T~5s) caused by jamming of the ice sheet near the ship's maximum beam, may be associated with reports of structural damage of icebreakers that occurs in the vicinity of the `shoulder' of the bow.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5762
NPARC number8895717
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Record identifier8dd438dd-a0bf-4c93-9175-05327e9e4a20
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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