Accession Number : AD0786437

Title :   Setting Up of Ice Breaker Test Program for the U.S. Coast Guard,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : Danahy,P. J. ; Starr,D. W.

Report Date : 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The purpose of the study was to obtain experimental data on the icebreaking ability of various hull shapes with the object being the optimization of icebreaker design. The data can be used to verify or modify the equation of VINOGRADOV or to develop a more accurate equation for icebreaker effectiveness. The equation must facilitate the extrapolation of model results to ship use.

Descriptors :   *Icebreakers, *Coast Guard, Ship hulls, Configurations, Optimization, Equations, Loads(Forces)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE