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Final Report - SAFEICE (Increasing the safety of icebound shipping)

Project ID: 506247
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final report of the SAFEICE project, the aim of which was to create a scientific basis for ice class rules (ship hull strength) and for placing requirements on ice classes. The main purposes in the SAFEICE project was to develop semi-empirical methods based on measurements to determine the ice loads on ship hull, to find relationship between operational conditions and ice load, to develop ship-ice interaction models to assess the design ice loads on ship hull, to develop methods to estimate ultimate strength of shell plating and frames and to develop methods to analyse ice damages.

The report initially describes the motivation, background and objectives of the project, in relation to navigation risks for ship hulls sailing under very cold conditions and ice. It later goes through the 10 work packages into which the project was structured and explains in detail the work performed and the experiments conducted. A final section assesses the project's success and achievements under the scope of the objectives initially stated and pursued.

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