PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS IN DEEP-OCEAN ENVIRONMENT.
Progress rept. 21 Aug-21 Nov 59,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The Deep-Ocean Study Program was aimed at discovering, by bibliographic research, correspondence, and personal contact, the extent of knowledge concerning the environment of the ocean floor at 15,000 feet and its effects on various construction materials. The investigation disclosed that, outside of a small amount of data on the behavior of transatlantic cables in deep water, almost no factual data on materials is available. It is recommended that high-pressure laboratory equipment capable of simulating the deep-ocean environment be procured and operated under a program designed to test the properties of various materials, protective coatings, and devices in a salt-water environment at a pressure simulating 15,000 feet of depth in the ocean. It is further recommended that a submersible materials-testing unit be designed and constructed so as to provide a method of conducting controlled tests in the actual environment at the ocean bottom in 15,000 feet of water. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods