Evacuation in ice: ice loads on a lifeboat during field trials

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2013-10689
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Proceedings titleVolume 6: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Offshore Geotechnics; Petroleum Technology Symposium
ConferenceASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 9-14 2013, Nantes, France
Article numberV006T07A015
SubjectStress; Ice; Lifeboats
AbstractFull-scale field trials of a conventional lifeboat in pack ice have yielded insights into the design and operation of evacuation craft in ice. The multi-year trials program used an instrumented lifeboat to investigate design considerations such as powering and propulsion, hull form, maneuvering, ice loads and ergonomics. Operational issues that have been examined include ice management for emergency evacuation, coxswain competence and training. This paper focuses on local ice loads measured on the hull during aggressive operations in pack ice. Field measurements are presented and the implications for design and safe operations are discussed.
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