A State-of-the-Art Review on Ice Modeling Methodologies Eployed in Refrigerated Ice Tanks

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectIce Tank; Model Ice; Model Test; IOT Facility
AbstractRecent exploration of natural resources and their transportation in the arctic or sub-arctic regions and the increase of traffic through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) have stimulated new structural concepts and ship designs. To evaluate the design and performance of these structures and ships, model tests in an ice tank are the preferred evaluation tool. The Maritime Ocean Engineering Research Institute (MOERI) is building the first ice tank in Korea to meet the increasing research and development challenges and opportunities arisen from the recent demands. This study mainly reviews the state-of-the-art ice modeling techniques and methodologies used in existing refrigerated model basins to assist their adaptation to the new ice tank. The physical and mechanical properties of different types of model ice and their scalability are critically assessed. Comparisons of mechanical properties from sea ice and model ice are presented and discussed. This report also briefly discusses scaling issues for ice model tests, test methodologies for ship performances in ice, and the ice testing facilities at IOT.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6461
NPARC number8895364
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Record identifier1dd4a44e-dbb8-4716-a4f2-4301610e70c4
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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