Setting of underwater vessels overboard ship in ice conditions

FIELD: transport.

SUBSTANCE: this method relates to setting of underwater vessels overboard the ship in ice conditions. Strong air-inflatable tanks are used to make a bunch of required length to be secured at two bars aboard the ship. Produced structure is lowered in water to inflate said tanks and to push broken ice off the board. Note here that inflated structure draft exceeds the ice draft owing to deadweight.

EFFECT: higher safety, accelerated handling of submarines and other underwater equipment.


The invention relates to the field of use of technology of ocean management, as well as conducting underwater engineering and rescue operations in Arctic conditions, in the presence of ice cover in the area of statement of underwater vehicles from the ship.

The growing interest in the development of the Northern latitudes requires the creation of technical means of offshore zones, control the transport routes of oil and gas products and the actual development of the Arctic regions. In these circumstances there may be situations that require the examination of technological objects on the ground or assisting the crew of undersea vehicles in icy conditions. Arrived in the area and rescue the vessel may require the help of an icebreaker for crushing ice during the descent of the submersible vessel, if the ice thickness in the study area is significant. Even broken by the icebreaker ice may impede the process of setting underwater vehicle.

There are a number of technical solutions for the cleaning of a designated area of ice cover, for example, by using the directional effect of the explosion. For realization of this method used two closely spaced charge under water, and explosions are carried out with the specified millisecond delay. The explosion formed a lane with an area of up to 40-0% free from thrown ice (B. C. Kulikov. Features breaking the ice and permafrost in the explosion. Kolyma, 1971, No. 2.). However, such a method and the tools used to implement it despite the apparent effectiveness of analogue, unacceptable at the side of the rescue ship. Additionally, it may damage on the bottom of the object.

Known constructive solutions to ensure the safe transfer of devices from the vessel the carrier, for example, the American ship-carrier underwater vehicles with lowering the elevating shaft-type device inside the case - "Mizar" (A. V. Sytin. Unmanned underwater vehicles, M., Voenizdat, 1975). The descent and ascent uninhabited tethered devices through the mine with the help of special tripping device. The method used is mine and special technical devices allow the use of a production apparatus during the unrest, and with appropriate hull ice class is theoretically applicable in the Arctic.

However, the disadvantage of this method is the complexity of technical solutions and high cost projects because of these design features, and the question of ascent and enter the narrow hatch opening of the mine in the case of inhabited apparatus dangerous and complicated technologically.

Known attempts to use tunneling lag propellers in the bow cor�shit to flush ice from the ship, as it occurred during the dive manned submersibles "Mir" on the North pole in 2007 with R / V "Akademik Fedorov" (A. Chilingarov. The Arctic: the ecology and Economics, No. 3, 2012). Considered as a prototype method gave a temporary effect, surpassing the powerful jet of ice from the nose to the middle of the hull. However, the underwater vehicle while attempting the ascent of the stream drove under the ice, where he was chosen 40 minutes, breaking the outer part of the instrument and damaging the hull. Polynya is maintained thanks to the work of the atomic icebreaker.

The object of the invention is the possibility of the formation at the side of the rescue ship free from broken ice of the water surface reasonable size to ensure the launch and recovery of the manned and other subsea assets.

This is achieved by pushing off the ice, a wrecked ship or vessel, with lowered from the vessel displacement placesthe of high-strength elastic material, by means of supercharging air, and receive a free water surface in the shape of a half circle or ellipse.

The essence of the claimed method lies in the fact that they take an elastic solid vozduhonosnye capacity, attach them to the garland of the required length between spaced Board rods and connect the air hoses to the bottom part of the tanks are fixed ballast,�will escaut garland in the water then carry out a pressurization of the tanks and pushed back from the edge of the broken ice, draught displacement of the inflatable containers by a hinged ballast sediment exceeds tasneema ice.

The proposed solution has significant advantages over the considered prototypes:

a simple technical solution;

- cost in comparison with the design of the ship with a mine;

- less risk of maneuvering of the apparatus at the side than under the hull;

- prevents the possibility of impact of the device on the ice during the ascent.

The proposed method of setting underwater vehicles overboard in ice conditions has novelty in the use of inflatable displacement due to the ballast garlands of strong elastic vessels, pushed back the ice from the vessel, creating a free zone for the production of underwater vehicles.

The method is carried out as follows. In the guide grooves, welded vertically on Board a ship at a distance corresponding to the dimensions landers, insert two rods, between which is attached a garland elastic vodokanalnyh containers of cylindrical or cubic shape made of durable material, associated power hinges and air hoses between themselves and with the air line of the vessel. To the bottom of the containers is attached to the ballast. Garland put the crane�m overboard, from the vessel's mainline air is supplied for filling containers. Fluff the garland vessels thronging around the perimeter of the device of the ice. Attached to the bottom of the ballast tanks promotes uniform extension bit in the ice tanks with the necessary weight and draft, to all sides before making a regular geometric contour (hemisphere, ellipse). The effect is similar unfolding when inflating a Bicycle tire. Inside zone formed created a mirror of ice-free water, where you can make a descent underwater vehicles.

Positive is the ability to conduct salvage operations and underwater research existing part of a rescue and research vessels-media devices without having to develop specialized, expensive projects of special design.

The proposed method for the formation of a zone free from broken ice surface will provide vessels with underwater technical works connected with the production of overboard manned underwater vehicles and other equipment both in Arctic ice conditions, and in many glaciated areas of the middle latitudes when the need arises.

The way to ensure the formulation of underwater vehicles from ship in ice conditions, based on forming�rim of the ice-water surface, characterized in that the take an elastic solid vozduhonosnye capacity, attach them to the garland of the required length between spaced Board rods and connect the air hoses to the bottom part of the tanks are fixed ballast, and then put your design in the water from the vessel and carry out pressurization of the air tanks, draught displacement of inflatable tanks at the expense of the ballast exceeds sediment tasneema ice.


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