Model Tests in Ice of a Canadian Coast Guard R-Class Icebreaker
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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This report presents the results of resistance and propulsion tests in level ice of a 120-scale model of the R-class icebreaker of the Canadian Coast Guard. On the basis of the model test results, full-scale performance is predicted and compared with available full-scale trials data. Predicted ice resistance and required propeller rpm, thrust and delivered power are lower than full-scale measurements. This disagreement was attributed to the fact that the ship model had a much lower ice friction coefficient than the prototype. On the other hand, predictions of thrust and power for a given ship speed and propeller rpm are in good agreement with corresponding full-scale measurements.
- Marine Engineering