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Title: Development of a river ice prow
Authors: River Ice Management Program.
Tatinclaux, Jean-Claude
Martinson, Carl R.
Keywords: Ice management
Ice navigation
Model tests
River ice
Level ice
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 88-9.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: This report describes the development of a river ice prow to be attached to a towboat for opening ice-free navigation channels or for ice management in the vicinity of the locks and dams on the northern rivers of the United States (Illinois, Ohio and Upper Mississippi Rivers). Following a literature survey, the basic concept of the prow was selected to minimize construction and maintenance costs. Three successive models were constructed and tested in level ice in the CRREL Test Basin to optimize the prow's performance from the points of view of resistance and maneuverability in level ice. Test results are presented and discussed.
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