Accession Number : ADA130352

Title :   Decompression Mechanisms and Improved Decompression Safety and Endurance to 300 Ft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV MEDICAL CENTER DURHAM NC

Personal Author(s) : Vann,Richard D.

Report Date : 13 JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : This contract conducted theoretical and experimental studies of decompression mechanisms and decompression procedures. Bubble formation was studied in rats and humans and inert gas exchange was studied in humans. Decompression schedule calculation methods were developed based upon bubble theory. These methods were used to test the effects of exercise, oxygen, and inert gas during human decompression trials.

Descriptors :   *Decompression, *Divers, *Physiological effects, Laboratory animals, Bubbles, Blood gases, Gas exchange(Biology), Performance tests

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE