Accession Number : AD0613330

Title :   FEASIBILITY STUDY OF FLOTATION OF SUNKEN VESSELS BY INJECTION OF FOAMED FLOTATION MATERIAL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Darley,C. B.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Continued laboratory experimentation under pressurized water and a test demonstration at the Experimental Diving Unit have resulted in the conclusion that technically and economically it is feasible to inject foamed flotation materials into sunken vessels to refloat them. A foamed salvage method is estimated to take less than one-tenth the time and cost less than one-half of a conventional salvage operation. Continued experimentation is necessary to fully develop the method and materials of foamed flotation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, SALVAGE), (*SALVAGE, SHIPS), (*BUOYANCY, MATERIALS), FLOTATION, EXPANDED PLASTICS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PRESSURE, DIVING, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, SUBMARINES, COSTS, MODEL TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE