Enhanced safety of ice-strengthened ship hulls in the Baltic Sea (pre-study ICEULTIMATE)

The main project objective is to analyse the accidental limit state of ship hull structures at ice-covered sea areas designed according to the Finnish-Swedish Ice class rule and IACS Polar Code. The project will help to evaluate the safety level of the current ice class rules in various ice conditions and in relation to ship types. This knowledge is currently not detailed enough and thus contains uncertainty related to the existing design guidelines and requirements. The project outcome will be improved design standards and enhanced safety of shipping, reduced number of accidents and thus reduced negative effects on the Baltic Sea.

Participants

Jonas Ringsberg (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Collaborations

Aalto University, Espoo

Espoo, Finland

Tallinn University of Technology

Tallinn, Estonia

Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH)

Hamburg, Germany

Funding

European Commission (EC)

Funding years 2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2017-03-06