A numerical study on the interaction of pack ice in water is carried out, where the problem is divided into two parts: (a) the motion of ice pieces caused by wave action; (b) the interaction between ship and pack ice. Mathematical expressions have been derived for the motion of ice pieces due to wave action and for the ship resistance as a consequence of the interaction between pack ice and ship. A copy of the computer program used in this project is available on floppy disk. Check with CISTI, Marine Dynamics Branch
National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
St. John's, Newfoundland
Contractor Report (National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics), no. CR-1990-10.