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Hande

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Tug breaking ice
« on: April 01, 2021, 08:17:42 pm »

At least in Finland we have seen attachable - passive - ice-breaking bows on tugs that thus can break reasonably thick ice - I'm guessing of the order of twenty centimetres (I don't know actually...).


This is a new one - Self-propelled ice-breaking bow that easily breaks 60 centimetres thick ice:
http://www.ils.fi/references/self-propelled_icebreaking_bow


Picture from trials in an area of Finland that is notorious of their thick ice:
https://images.almatalent.fi/935x/https://assets.almatalent.fi/image/9fcebb58-931d-57bb-8ee1-6471802e951d


There is an article in Finnish for those that can ...
https://www.tekniikkatalous.fi/uutiset/tt/2dbf3cfb-d412-40ad-8576-25d062796229?ref=newsletter:4b62&utm_source=Teta_Uutiskirje&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Teta_Uutiskirje


Now - wouldn't this be a cool one to build a model of!





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Re: Tug breaking ice
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 12:23:18 am »

Interesting in how the engineering would harness the interface between the driver & the breaker module........


To insulate?  :-X or to bolt together firmly <*<


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