Ice operations of aluminum hulled ships (including catamarans)

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
Subjectferry; aluminum; catamarans; ship collisions; ice loads
AbstractAt the request of the Canadian Ferry Operators Association, IMD carried out a review of up-to-date technical information relevant to the design of aluminum hulled ships for operation in ice. The topics considered for the review were ship collisions with large and small ice features, ice loads during routine operation in ice, performance in ice, marine icing, and the special features of catamarans. The review showed that the possibility of ship collisions with small ice features has the greatest importance for the design of aluminum hulled ships.
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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 number5442
NPARC number8896278
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Record identifierddcd1ad7-b172-4605-b606-34f5f340259b
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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