Accession Number : AD0803366
Title : MANNED UNDERSEA STRUCTURES - THE ROCK-SITE CONCEPT
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA
Personal Author(s) : Austin, C F
PDF Url : AD0803366
Report Date : Oct 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : Large undersea installations with a shirt-sleeve environment have existed under the continental shelves for many decades. The technology now exists, using off-the-shelf petroleum, mining, submarine, and nuclear equipment, to establish permanent manned installations within the sea floor that do not have any air umbilical or other connection with the land or water surface, yet maintain a normal one-atmosphere environment within. This presentation briefly reviews the past and present in-the-sea-floor mineral industry. The methods presently practical for direct access to and from permanent in-the-sea-floor installations are outlined, and the specific operations and types of tools indicated. Initial power requirements and cost estimates are included.
Descriptors : *MINING ENGINEERING, *UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, FLOATING DOCKS, LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, MANNED, NUCLEAR REACTORS, OCEAN BOTTOM, PRESSURIZATION, REPORTS, ROCK, SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), SITE SELECTION, STATE OF THE ART, UNDERWATER
Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE