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) : Saltsman, Robert R


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a190264.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 205


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 world's underwater resources. Keywords: Resource management.


Descriptors :   *DIVER EQUIPMENT , *UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION , *UNDERWATER TOOLS , FACILITIES , CONTINENTAL SHELVES , PHYSICS , PLANNING , HISTORY , PHYSIOLOGY , LIFT , EXCAVATION , DIVERS , DIVING , UNDERWATER , BUOYANCY , WELDING , BAGS , AQUANAUTS


Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE