INSPECTION OF IMMERSED PARTS OF STRUCTURES

VISITE DES PARTIES D'OUVRAGES IMMERGES

AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE INSPECTION OF IMMERSED STRUCTURAL PARTS IS ENTIRELY SUBCONTRACTED TO SPECIALIZED FIRMS WHICH WORK ACCORDING TO BADLY DEFINED PROCEDURES. THE OBJECT OF THE RESEARCH IS: TO DEFINE ALL CASES OF COMPULSORY INSPECTION BY DIVERS AND THE DESIRABLE PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR EACH TYPE OF STRUCTURE; TO REVIEW AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES AND EQUIPMENT TO COMPLETE SUCCESSFUL DIVES; TO ORGANIZE EXPERIMENTAL SITES WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF LPC DIVERS. IT IS ENVISAGED FOR 1979: TO USE EXISTING VISIT REPORTS AND THE FIRST DIVING EXPERIMENTS AT LPC; TO CONDUCT STUDIES OF PHYSICAL METHODS OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; TO ORGANIZE APPROXIMATELY 4 EXPERIMENTAL SITES ON LOCATIONS USED AS EXAMPLES.