[abstract] FEASIBILITY OF RECTANGULAR CONCRETE PRESSURE VESSELS FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY: A FINAL REPORT.

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[abstract] FEASIBILITY OF RECTANGULAR CONCRETE PRESSURE VESSELS FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY: A FINAL REPORT.

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Title: [abstract] FEASIBILITY OF RECTANGULAR CONCRETE PRESSURE VESSELS FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY: A FINAL REPORT.
Author: Workman, WT; Maison, JR
Abstract: The technical and cost feasibility of post-tensioned concrete construction for large, multiplace, elevated pressure medical treatment facilities is established. A preliminary design of a rectangular shaped concrete pressure vessel is described. The chamber is designed for treatment of 18 patients at pressures up to 6 ATA. Other features of the proposed design include a large rectangular door and a unique slot window. Preliminary design is based upon American Concrete Institute (ACI) standards that are widely used by the construction industry. Detailed structural analysis is performed on the main components to demonstrate technical acceptability. The preliminary design is estimated to cost 1/4 that of a conventional facility constructed to steel. Risk factors that may increase cost are defined. Conventional strength concrete was found to offer the most economical design. The design and construction of a rectangular concrete HBO room can be done in accordance with Quality Assurance provisions established through the combined efforts of the ACI and the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The provisions of ASME Section III, Division 2, can and should be incorporated into the ASME PVHO-1 rules.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting held June 19-23, 1991 at San Diego Princess Resort, San Diego, CA.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7582
Date: 1991

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    This is a collection of the published abstracts from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) annual meetings.

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