Recent Submissions

  • DSRV Alvin weight report : 1975 

    Sharp, Arnold G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-10)
    Weight and stability information has been updated for the research submarine ALVIN for 1975. The report includes results of the computations programmed for the Institution's XDS Sigma-7 computer, observed values resulting ...
  • Criteria for the selection, training and qualification of pilots for the deep submergence engineering and operations section 

    Bland, Edward L. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1968-02)
    Because of the comparative newness of the deep submergence vehicle and the business of selecting and training new operators, a standard set of procedures do not exist. A firm program will only resolve itself after a number ...
  • Weight, buoyancy and stabiltiy of DSRV Alvin, 1967 

    Sharp, Arnold G.; Winget, Clifford L. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1968-01)
    A complete weight and stability analysis for the research submarine ALVIN is presented. Weights, displacements, locations of center of gravity and center of buoyancy, and longitudinal and vertical components of the BG ...
  • A comparative study of the heave and pitch motions of, the deep submersible, Alvin and her support catamaran during surface operations 

    Booth, Ronald J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1967-05-10)
    The heaving and pitching motions of ALVIN and her support catamaran are predicted theoretically and experimentally determined at zero speed by model tests. Comparison is made between theory predictions and experimental ...
  • A discussion of various means for improving visibility from the DSRV Alvin or similar vehicles 

    Baxter, Lincoln (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1966-11)
    Plots of distortion and lateral chromatic aberration of plan ports for underwater viewing are given. Optical characteristics of window materials are discussed. Various simple lens and mirror systems to correct the window ...
  • Long term exposure and cycling tests of syntactic foam buoyancy material used in DSRV Alvin 

    Shultz, William S.; Omohundro, Frank P. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1966-06)
    These test were conducted to determine the long-term water absorption characteristic of ALVIN's syntactic buoyancy material when subjected to repeated hydrostatic loading equal to ALVIN's design depth of 6000 feet. The ...
  • Design and manufacture of new emergency hull release for Alvin 

    Mavor, James W.; Sharp, Arnold G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1965-08)
    The emergency hull release of ALVIN was redesigned in an effort to reduce shaft bending stress and to eliminate galling of contacting surfaces. new design features quarter-turn cam on unthreaded shaft instead of eight-turn ...
  • Fuse testing in oil for Alvin batteries 

    McCamis, Marvin J.; Marquet, William M.; Broderson, George; Mason, Dave (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1965-02)
    This report includes the test results on a series of test made by the DSRVG to find a more suitable fuse for the ALVIN batteries. Figure 1 gives the test setup. The data on page 1 of 5 is of 100 amp, 250 volt standard ...
  • Weight, buoyancy and stabiltiy of the research submarine Alvin 

    Mavor, James W. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1965-06-28)
    During the period from October 1964 to May 1965, the ALVIN was located in a hanger at Otis AFB where a number of changes were made. These included: 1) Redesign of the electrical circuits to provide individual isolated ...
  • WHOI comments on DSRV Alvin design 

    Bureau of Ships (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1965-01-12)
    WHOI comments on DSRV Alvin design, including: personnel sphere; personnel sphere windows, hatch and penetrations; buoyancy materials; and weight and stability.
  • Summary report on fabrication, inspection and test of Alvin fixed and variable buoyancy spheres 

    Mavor, James W. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1965-01)
    Fifteen aluminum alloy spheres of approximately 2 ft. diameter are used in the research submarine ALVIN for fixed and variable buoyancy. Six of them (GM Dwg.542019) are made from 6061-T6 alloy and are known as the variable ...
  • Electrical and pressure tests of Alvin's electrical through hull penetrators 

    Learnard, H. H.; McCamis, Marvin J.; Swinhart, O. L. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1964-11)
    Our objective was to investigate the mechanical and electrical integrity of the hull penetrator assembly, in its eighteen (18) ten 910) amp single lead configuration, as designed by Litton Industries for the ALVIN. The ...
  • DSRV Alvin weight report : 1971 

    Sharp, Arnold G.; Winget, Clifford L.; Eliason, Andrew H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-08)
    Complete weight and stability calculations are presented for the newly rebuilt research submarine ALVIN. Longitudinal and vertical components of the BG distance are given for the vehicle in its normal condition, and in a ...
  • Experimental analysis of the failed wire ropes of the submersible Alvin hoist system 

    Berteaux, Henri O.; Morey, Ronald L. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1970-07)
    The research submarine ALVIN was carried, launched, and recovered by a platform hoist located between the pontoons of the catamaran support vessel, LULU. (Figure No. 1) On October 16, 1969, the wire ropes of the hoist ...
  • DSRV Alvin weight report : 1974 

    Sharp, Arnold G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1974-12)
    Weight and stability computations are presented for the research submarine ALVIN for the year 1974. Longitudinal and vertical components of the BG distance are shown for the vehicle in its normal submerged condition, and ...
  • Oil filled electrical cables external to the pressure hull on DSV Alvin 

    Hosom, David S. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-12)
    This report provides background information on undersea cables of conventional construction and of the oil filled type. Design considerations for oil filled cable systems are presented as well as description of the ALVIN ...
  • Alvin operators manual 

    Shumaker, Lawrence A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-11)
    The safe operation of the Deep Submergence Research vehicle ALVIN requires a great deal of planning and a high level of competence on the part of all persons concerned with the operation. In particular however it requires ...
  • DSRV Alvin weight report, 1973 

    Sharp, Arnold G.; Doherty, Kenneth W. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-12)
    Weight and stability computations are presented for the research submarine ALVIN following the installation, early in 1973, of the new titanium alloy pressure hull built by the U.S. navy under "Project Titanes." Longitudinal ...
  • DSRV Alvin weight report : 1972 

    Sharp, Arnold G.; Eliason, Andrew H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972-12)
    Complete weight and stability computations are presented for the research submarine ALVIN for the year 1972. Longitudinal and vertical components of the BG distance are shown for the vehicle in its normal submerged ...
  • Weight and stability of DSRV Alvin : 1978 

    Sharp, Arnold G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-10)
    The ALVIN weight and stability report for 1978 contains the usual programmed computations covering the normal submerged and normal surfaced vehicle configurations as well as a number of emergency conditions. Weight and ...

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