Accession Number : AD0717961

Title :   Human Engineering Criteria for the Design of Diver-Operated Underwater Tools.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept., Oct 69-Sep 70,

Corporate Author : OCEANAUTICS INC SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Andersen,Birger G.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The report summarizes the results of a research study conducted to develop a user-oriented design criteria guide for diver-operated underwater tools. The tools covered in this phase of the study were limited to the category of tools used in the performance of torqueing tasks. The rationale for the development of design criteria is presented for those hand and power operated torqueing tools used by military and commercial divers in the support of underwater construction and salvage operations. The tool items studied include screwdrivers, nutrunners, hand wrenches, and pneumatic and hydraulic powered impact wrenches. The applications of specific tool items are discussed in relation to the performance of operational underwater work tasks. Design criteria are presented, based on direct observation and participation in underwater tool operations, available tool performance data, applicable human engineering research data, and the operational experience of commercial and military divers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SMALL TOOLS, DESIGN), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT), (*UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, SMALL TOOLS), TORQUE, STANDARDS, SCREWDRIVERS, IMPACT WRENCHES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DIVING

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE