Accession Number:

ADA061691

Title:

Low Friction Hull Coatings for Icebreakers.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Feb 76-Jun 78 on phase 3,

Corporate Author:

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

192.0

Abstract:

Phase III is a continuation of the Low Friction Hull coatings for Icebreakers program in which nonsolvented coatings gave the best protection for icebreaker hulls. This effort documents the reduction in resistance obtained, a laboratory study to determine the optimum application parameters, fouling characteristics and the cost benefit obtained from coating an icebreaker hull with the nonsolvented coatings. In addition, a model test program was run to determine the effect of a partial hull coating. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE