ERIC Number: ED194300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Facilities for an Ocean Engineering Laboratory. Final Report.
Nash, W. A.; And Others
A collection of seven laboratory facilities and processes dedicated to improving student understanding of the fundamental concepts associated with the structural mechanics of oceanic structures is described. Complete working drawings covering all mechanical and electrical aspects of these systems are presented so that the systems may be reproduced in any instructional laboratory. Three of the facilities are suitable for hydrostatic pressure testing of scale models of deep submergence structures. One presentation details simple and inexpensive ways to fabricate thin shells suitable for student use. Another presentation outlines experimental apparatus associated with dynamics of shells, particularly submerged ones. The last two sections present a new manner of applying dynamic radical loads to thin elastic rings and techniques for determination of wave forces acting on piles. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Dept. of Civil Engineering.