This report presents an overview of the results of model experiments carried out to support CCG's evaluations of shipping related to the proposed Voisey's Bay nickel mine. The tests included resistance, propulsion and manoeuvring experiments in level ice, rubble and pack ice. Two models were tested, an R-Class icebreaker and a bulk carrier. The conclusions were that the observed performance of the icebreaker was predicted by the model experiments and that the techniques used could be applied to other ship types. Predictions of bulk carrier performance were made for different ice conditions and installed horsepower.
National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Test Report (National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics), no. TR-1998-12 (1998).