Accession Number : AD0437303


Title :   DEEP SUBMERGENCE RESEARCH.


Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Nov 62-31 Dec 63.


Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The deep submergence research program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has centered around the procurement of ALVIN, a two man submersable designed for a 6,000 foot depth, and the necessary adjuncts to the same. The progress of the design and construction of this craft is given with emphasis on the testing and inspection rather than engineering details. An outline of the acceptance testing planned for the completed vehicle is included. The instrument system to be used with the vehicle is discussed, as is the necessary support equipment. Reports on model tests performed during this time, including a collapse test of a one-sixteenth scale model of the ALUMINAUT, are referenced but not discussed in detail. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS , DIVING , TEST METHODS , INSTRUMENTATION , SHIP MODELS , HULLS(MARINE) , UNDERWATER , HYDRODYNAMICS , HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE