Design and construction of bergy bit iceberg models and tow post

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
Subjectbergy bits; ice; iceberg models
AbstractBergy Bits Impact Study is a three year study of the ship/ice interaction that is aimed at the development of software for modeling hydrodynamic interaction between shipping and these glacial ice chunks. The study will be conducted in three phases. Phases 1&2 will be a study of the proximity effects of regular shaped model ice chunks with a model ship hull to determine their hydrodynamic interaction with dedicated experiments carried out at IMD. Phase 3 experiments will involve collision of a piece of glacial ice with an instrumented panel in the IMD ice tank. Phase 4 will be the collision of a full-scale ship or barge hull with a Bergy Bit. This report outlines the construction phase for the iceberg models to be used in Phase 1 & 2 of the study.
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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 number5900
NPARC number8895308
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Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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