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Numerical estimation of the necessary power input for prevention of additional ice formation on the Arctic water transport constructions
Authors:D.A. Sharapov, A.S. Bolshev


The Arctic is a very important developing region due to a number of reasons, one being the Northeast Passage, considerably facilitating the transportation of cargoes from China and Japan to Europe and therefore economically effective. Another important reason is huge deposits of mineral resources including hydrocarbons. The region development necessitates the construction of a new infrastructure, including sea and ocean ports operable in the severe Arctic conditions. During the cold season there is continuous ice formation on the sea surface preventing normal moorage at the ports. Mechanical ice removal can be complicated in some cases and therefore another method should be used to destroy ice bounds. One method is to melt ice at the vessel-moorage wall contact area to facilitate moorage and pull out operations. The present article describes a heating method to avoid ice collar growth on the steel surfaces of the quay.

Keywords: ice collar, ice adfreeze, quay heating, Arctic port, FEM, thermodynamics.


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About authors

Dmitriy Sharapov- PhD, associate professor,Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, 29,Polytechnicheskaya, 195251, St.Petersburg,Russia

Alexander Bolshev- DSc, professor,Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University,29,Polytechnicheskaya,195251, St.Petersburg,Russia

Issue:44/45 (2016)

For citation:D.A. Sharapov, A.S. Bolshev.Numerical estimation of the necessary power input for prevention of additional ice formation on the Arctic water transport constructions. Research Bulletin by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. 2016, No. 44/45, pp. 20-25.

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