To study the ice resistance of ships in areas with floating ice, the Xuelong 2 icebreaker was simulated. A floating-ice model was established using the discrete-element method, and an ice particle array was generated using MATLAB. The effects of ice coverage and speed on ice drag were studied From the numerical simulation results, it can be seen that there is a certain trend in ice resistance under different ice coverage ranges, which changes with the change of speed.By comparing with the empirical formula and the numerical value of the ship model test, this numerical simulation results are relatively accurate.It also provides a reference for evaluating the ice resistance of Xuelong 2 in the floating ice area.
Xiong, Zhixin; Wu, Xinyuan; and Li, Yang
"Research On Ice Resistance Of Ships Sailing In Floating Ice Floe,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 31:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol31/iss4/10