I am a graduate student working on a practicum which
involves an underwater
building facility. I am interested in obtaining information on the
forces which will be exerted on my building while submerged under
What are the
issues I should investigate and perhaps the materials i should be
thank you in advance.
I cannot answer your questions directly because marine engineering or
oceanography are not my primary fields. You may find the answers to your
questions, however by consulting places like the oceanography people at
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the
University of California-San Diego Scripps Institute, the University of
Washington in Seattle or the University of Oregon or Oregon State
University, or the University of Miami, FL. You might also wish to consult
the marine engineering research departments of various navy departments
(such as the Royal Canadian Navy or the U.S. Navy Underwater Warfare Center
in San Diego, CA). You might also consult, via the Internet, the Smithsonian
Institute in Washington, DC.
I wish I could provide more direct information for your inquiry.
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