Recent Advances on Safe Maritime Operations under Extreme Conditions

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October 2021
156 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1919-7 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1918-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Recent Advances on Safe Maritime Operations under Extreme Conditions that was published in

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Increased activity in the Arctic involves hazards such as a harsh environment, especially the ice cover and cold temperature, remoteness, a lack of infrastructure, and lack of information about bathymetry, among other challenges. Ice cover is also highly variable and dynamic, with increasing variation in the future; due to the changing effects of the world climate, the ice conditions on all ice-covered areas are also under dynamic change. This book presents a collection of papers which focus on scenario-based risk management for polar shipping and risk-based guidelines. Topics discussed by internationally renowned authors involve the description of ice conditions, ship–ice contact and associated loading, numerical models/idealizations, definitions of limit states for ice-strengthened structures, and holistic risk/reward analyses for polar navigation. From an overall perspective, this work contributes toward international research efforts to safeguard maritime operations in ice-infested waters. This book may be of interest for maritime industry practitioners, regulators, academics, researchers and postgraduate students.

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Polar Code; Polar Class; goal-based ship design; arctic ships; energy method; ice load; ice strength; ice-hull interaction; level ice; ice load predication; model validation; ice model test; parametric study; arctic ice; oil spill; discrete element method; pollution prediction; 6DOF model; arctic shipping; POLARIS; risk assessment; consequence modeling; life-safety; environmental safety; operations management; winter navigation; arctic shipping; ice class ships; icebreakers; maritime transport systems; energy efficiency design index (EEDI); discrete-event simulation; design contours; ice ridge; iceberg; Polar ships; environmental conditions; n/a