A new icebreaker for inland water concept

  • Liviu Andrei Moise “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Gabriela Alexandra Albu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Eugen Gavan “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Costel Iulian Mocanu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: ice breaker, concept, structural analysis.


Considering last year’s climate changes, we can expect low temperatures during winter, which can lead to the freezing of Danube river and more. This would prevent the freight traffic in Danube’s ports meaning that the riparian economy would suffer. This paper presents a new concept of breaking the ice. Using an existent tug, we propose the attachment of an icebreaking additional structure. The paper further describes the concept and includes the necessary calculation methods used for the technological design of this ensemble. This concept presents numerous advantages, including the financial aspect.


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[1] Leonard Domnișoru – Metoda elementului finit în construcții navale, Editura „Tehnică”
[2] – Finite element method - Fundamental concepts; http://www.resist.pub.ro
[3] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tugboat
How to Cite
Moise L, Albu G, Gavan E, Mocanu C. A new icebreaker for inland water concept. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 15Dec.2020 [cited 27Jan.2023];43:37-4. Available from: https://www.gup.ugal.ro/ugaljournals/index.php/fanship/article/view/4005

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