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 Yan Huang,Wei Li,Yinghui Wang,et al.Experiments on the Resistance of a Large Transport Vessel Navigating in the Arctic Region in Pack Ice Conditions[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2016,(3):269-274.[doi:10.1007/s11804-016-1362-x]
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Experiments on the Resistance of a Large Transport Vessel Navigating in the Arctic Region in Pack Ice Conditions


Experiments on the Resistance of a Large Transport Vessel Navigating in the Arctic Region in Pack Ice Conditions
Yan Huang1 Wei Li1 Yinghui Wang2 Baoshan Wu2
Yan Huang1 Wei Li1 Yinghui Wang2 Baoshan Wu2
1. State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China;
2. China Ship Scientific Research Center, Wuxi 214082, China
model testArctic regionpack ice conditionice concentrationvessel resistancetransport vessel
In this study, we carried out model tests to investigate the ice failure process and the resistance experienced by a transport vessel navigating in the Arctic region in pack ice conditions. We tested different navigation velocities, ice plate sizes, and ice concentrations. During the tests, we closely observed several phenomena, including the modes of interaction of the iceship and the moving and failure modes of ice. We also measured the vessel resistances under different conditions. The test results indicate that the navigation velocity is a significant determinant of the moving and failure modes of ice. Moreover, vessel resistance is remarkably dependent on the ice concentration and navigation velocity. The variances of the mean and maximum resistance are also compared and discussed in detail.


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Received date: 2015-10-19;Accepted date: 2016-1-5。
Foundation item: Supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China, under Grant No. 51179123 and No. 51279131 and the Special ResearchProgram of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China
Corresponding author: Yan Huang,E-mail:hjacyky@tju.edu.cn
Last Update: 2016-09-02