Accession Number:

ADA190264

Title:

Diver Operated Tools and Applications for Underwater Construction

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

205.0

Abstract:

This paper investigates diver operated tools and techniques for underwater construction. Diving history, underwater physics, diver physiology, and various diving apparatus are briefly discussed. Underwater tools, buoyancy lift bags, welding equipment and techniques, and diver excavation are examined in this report. Operations planning, scheduling, and costs are briefly reviewed as it pertains to underwater construction. This report emphasizes the importance of underwater construction to the development of the continental shelf which has significant social, political, and strategic implications. Future underwater facilities, tools and even the diver of tomorrow the aquanaut are correlated to the future development and exploitation of the worlds underwater resources. Keywords Resource management.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE