EMPLACEMENT OF THE FIRST SUBMERSIBLE TEST UNIT ON THE SEA FLOOR ONE MILE DEEP
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The criteria for a suitable study site, the locating techniques used for establishing its accurate position, and the installation of a 3-12-ton Submersible Test Unit STU containing engineering materials specimens metallic and nonmetallic at the selected site are described. The behavior of plastic ropes under load and special procedures dictated by their use are discussed. The precautions taken to assure retrieval of the STU are presented in detail. The collection of environmental data is described.
- Submarine Engineering