Evaluation of performance limitations for ships navigating to and from Voisey's Bay, Part 4; Effect of friction coefficient on the resistance and propulsion of the R-Class icebreaker

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
Subjecticebreaker, bulk carrier, resistance, propulsion
AbstractThis report presents the results of model experiments carried out to support CCG's evaluations of shipping related to the proposed Voisey's Bay nickel mine. The tests included resistance experiments in pack ice and rubble ice on a model of an R-Class Icebreaker. The model was tested at two levels of friction coefficient, corresponding to a new ship and a very low value. The results are used to predict the performance of the ship over a range of ice conditions, likely to be encountered on the coast of Labrador.
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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 number5944
NPARC number8895655
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Record identifier1d416121-5857-483a-b951-fadec816bfc1
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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