Presented herein are the results of an exploratory study on the application of chaos theory to continuous-mode ice breaking by a towed model-scale icebreaker hull. The study shows that continuous-mode ice breaking by a towed hull comprises a chaotic-dynamic system of comparatively low dimension. The implications of this result are discussed.
Chaotic Dynamics In Continuous Mode Icebreaking
Ettema, R., Sharifi, M., Georgakakos, K. , and F. Stern. "Chaotic Dynamics In Continuous Mode Icebreaking" Paper presented at the SNAME 22nd American Towing Tank Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, August 1989. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-1989-018
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