Accession Number:

ADA156939

Title:

Models to Predict the Performance of Axial Flow Carbon Dioxide Absorptive Canisters.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The Navy Experimental Diving Unit NEDU and the Naval Coastal Systems Center NCSC in Panama City, Florida are actively engaged in improvement of the Navy diving program. Numerous tests have been conducted, both manned and simulated, to assess the design considerations for axial flow canisters used to remove excess carbon dioxide from a drivers breathing medium. Models were developed using the techniques of multiple regression to predict the time at which the carbon dioxide concentration in a gas stream that exists a canister, exceeds the physiological limit for human respiration. Additional models were developed to predict canister efficiency as a function of various geometric and environmental parameters. Simple cross validation was performed in both cases to provide a measure of model applicability.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE