SUBMARINE ESCAPE - ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS ON WHEN TO ESCAPE

Authors
  1. Ackles, K.N.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
One of the many problems involved in submarine escape is knowledge of the best time to commence escape procedures. All tests of the adequacy of the R.N. single-man escape tower system for depths to 600 ft have assumed that the escapee is in equilibrium with air at 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). In a disabled submarine there is a strong possibility that this condition would not be fulfilled: pressure would be higher than 1 ATA due to partial flooding or the release of high-pressure air. Accordingly, using our pneumatic analogue decompression model, a computed graph is presented which relates the safe waiting period before escape to external and internal pressures.
Report Number
DCIEM-R-830 —
Date of publication
15 Feb 1972
Number of Pages
7
DSTKIM No
72-03004
CANDIS No
14179
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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