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Simulation of Ice Force and Breaking Pattern for Icebreaking Ship in Level Ice

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Junji Sawamura

Osaka University, Suita, Japan

Yutaka Yamauchi, Keisuke Anzai

Japan Marine United Corporation, Tsu, Japan

Paper No. OMAE2017-61583, pp. V008T07A032; 8 pages
  • ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology
  • Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5776-2
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


A 2D numerical model was proposed to predict the repetitive icebreaking pattern and ice force of an advancing ship in level ice are presented. The numerical model focuses on the icebreaking at the waterline and neglects the broken ice rotating and sliding underwater hull. The repeated ship-ice contact and bending failure of a floating ice along the waterline are evaluated numerically. The computed ice channel width and icebreaking resistance are compared with measured values in the model test. Numerical results show moderately good agreement with the model test data. The effects of ice thickness and ship speed on the icebreaking resistance are investigated numerically. The icebreaking resistance depends on both the ice thickness and ship speed. The ice channel, however, depends on ice thickness, but there is little difference in ship speed.

Copyright © 2017 by ASME
Topics: Simulation , Ice , Ships



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