Accession Number:

AD0466696

Title:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STUDY FOR DEEP OCEAN REACTOR PLACEMENT.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BECHTEL CORP SAN FRANCISCO CA

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Report Date:

1965-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

346.0

Abstract:

This study presents a survey of the various means by which an object weighing over a hundred tons can be lowered to the ocean floor 20,000 feet, monitored, and retrieved. Two basic systems, their major subsystems, and alternate modes of operation are discussed, analyzed, and evaluated. The All-Surface System accomplishes the required tasks from the surface of the sea. The Vehicle-Assisted System utilizes submersible work vehicles. The approximate costs of these two systems are compared and a composite system is recommended which is considered the best from the standpoints of flexibility and practicality. The Appendixes include studies on nuclear considerations a discussion of long lines including rods, pipes, ropes, and chains a parametric study of deep diving vehicles, and an analysis of the variation in sea water density and load volumes as applied in this study. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE