Vision Analysis of Pack Ice for Potential Use in a Hazard Warning and Avoidance System

De Silva, Oscar and Daley, Claude and Dolny, John Robert and Mann, George K. I. and Gosine, Raymond G. and Peters, Dennis (2016) Vision Analysis of Pack Ice for Potential Use in a Hazard Warning and Avoidance System. Project Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Submitted)

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Ships travelling through pack ice are exposed to collisions that can result in structural damage to the hull. The GEM project at Memorial University has developed ice-ship interaction simulation software that allows study of the impact forces applied on a ship when it maneuvers through pack ice [1]. Such capability is useful in order to predict the collisions that would potentially affect the structural integrity and operational performance of ships and floating offshore structures. GEM is capable of simulating transit through complex pack ice formations at a rate much faster than real time. If hyper-real time simulation were available in a real operational setting, with actual ice, it would permit a variety of benefits, including general operational planning. If the near field ice information were sufficiently accurate, GEM could also be used in a “feed forward” near-field hazard warning and avoidance system (HWAS).

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item ID: 14492
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 25 May 2016
Date Type: Submission
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