18th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 11-16 July 1999, St. John's, Newfoundland
arctic tanker design
When Arctic offshore development in the 1970's first led to consideration of ice capable tankers, there was a high level of uncertainty over design requirements for both safety and ship performance, and a lack of reliable methods to evaluate design proposals. Since that time, improved understanding of the ice environment has raised the confidence of design specifications. Parallel developments have resulted in a suite of engineering tools for ship performance evaluation at the design stage.