A standard method for conducting ice resistance model tests as adopted by the Institute for Marine Dynamics is described. The standard procedure involves splitting the total resistance into components; ice breaking, clearing, buoyancy and open water. This allows each component to be treated separately when scaling to full-scale. The analysis procedure is then outlined showing how dimensionless numbers are used to scale the results to full-scale. The basis of the analysis procedure is also given showing how each component of total resistance is affected by model and ice parameters. The result is a rational basis for the conduct and analysis of ice resistance model tests.
A Standard Method for the Conduct and Analysis of Ice Resistance Model Tests
Spencer, D. "A Standard Method for the Conduct and Analysis of Ice Resistance Model Tests." Paper presented at the SNAME 23rd American Towing Tank Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 1992. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-1992-031
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