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FLARE ANGLE [1 record]

Record 1 2015-02-04


Subject field(s)
  • Ship and Boat Parts

The angle measured from the vertical to the ship's side.


The bow shapes for icebreakers may be described by the stem, flare, buttock, and water-line angles. These angles contribute to icebreaking, submergence, and clearing efficiency. Recent trends in the design of icebreakers are to increase flare angles, to reduce water-line angles, and to reduce stem and buttock angles.


  • Parties des bateaux

Angle entre la verticale et la muraille d'un navire.


En ce qui concerne les brise-glaces, on peut décrire la forme de leur proue par leurs angles d'étrave, de dévers, de section longitudinale et de flottaison. Ces angles contribuent au déglaçage, à la submersion de la glace et au dégagement de la glace. Les tendances récentes en matière de conception des brise-glaces consistent à augmenter les angles de dévers et à diminuer les angles de flottaison, d'étrave et de section longitudinale.


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