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Mechanical studies of substructures

We have listed some of the problems which have to be taken care of in the construction of the substructures (corrosion, current effects, deployment...). We will make simulations and tests with mock-up and existing strings to understand the behavior of detectors and structures exposed to the deep sea current and to local sea conditions when the structure is deployed. We have already acquired experience from the first series of tests we have performed.

Jean-Philippe Laugier
Fri Oct 31 11:48:44 MET 1997