Determining of Ice loads for Azimuthing propulsion units

Aki Kinnunen, Ville Lämsä, Pekka Koskinen, Matti Jussila

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In this text a brief overview of how to determine loads acting on azimuthing thrusters in ice conditions is given. Ice load calculation for ship propulsion is considered important due to increasing commercial interest and activity in Arctic waters and ice conditions, like traffic through Northwest Passage. Commercial interest calls for optimized structural design, and for that purpose, reasonable understanding of structure expected loading is required.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDMK 2013
Subtitle of host publicationDresdner Maschinenelemente Kolloquium 3. und 4. Dezember 2013
Place of PublicationDresden
ISBN (Print)978-3-944331-33-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventDresdner Maschinenelemente Kolloquium, DMK 2013 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 3 Dec 20134 Dec 2013


ConferenceDresdner Maschinenelemente Kolloquium, DMK 2013


  • Azimuthing thruster
  • ice loads
  • marine propulsion


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