Anti-icing Solutions

Anti-icing solutions for vessels

Ice loads on a ship hull affect the safety of the hull structure and the ship manoeuvring performance in ice-covered regions. The ice loading process has a clear stochastic nature, due to variations in the ice conditions and in the icebreaking processes of ships. SEDNA will use numerical simulation tools to study the different characteristics of various ice types and icebreaking processes to be used for prediction of the probabilistic ice loads on the studied sea areas.

On the basis of this analysis and using nature inspired approaches, SEDNA will develop anti-icing engineering solutions to reduce the impact of ice formation on vessel stability, safety equipment and on-board safety.

In particular, SEDNA will deliver: