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Underwater Work

Sérgio António Neves Lousada

University of Madeira


Control Systems Fluid Mechanics Ocean Engineering Structural Mechanics Solid Mechanics Subaquatic Morphology Thermodynamics Underwater Architecture Underwater Engineering Applied Mechanics Maintenance Diving

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About the book

"Underwater Work is work done underwater, generally by divers during diving operations, but includes work done underwater by remotely operated vehicles and manned submersibles.
The versatility and multifarious skills of Underwater Work mean that it’s possible to operate over a wide range of activities, working in hyperbaric conditions or in confined spaces. The experience in the field and the detailed knowledge of diving procedures also enable the divers to operate in highly specific segments: inspection of civil-engineering structures; undersea foundations and welds; ship hull inspections and raising of wrecks; work in hostile and nuclear environments; dam inspections using an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle); installing or commissioning outfalls, undersea conduits and cables.
Virtually all the civil-engineering trades and crafts can be transposed to Underwater Work, as in the case of high-pressure cleaning, cementing, welding, cutting, etc.
Nowadays, mainly stimulated by the development and encouragement of underwater oil exploration, the technical means in the form of diving equipment, installations, electronic equipment, compression and decompression chambers, as well as surface support vessels, are increasingly complex and require an ever better-prepared staff.
The main aim of this book is to expose and discuss the inner workings of Underwater Work, its challenges and opportunities.
Underwater Work - know, recognize the unknown, explore a new world."

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Date completed: September 20th 2019

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Expected publication date: April 28th 2020

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About the editor

Sérgio António Neves Lousada

University of Madeira

Sérgio António Neves Lousada is a Civil Engineering with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, area of knowledge in Hydraulics. He teaches at the University of Madeira, Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering in Civil Engineering course, major field of Hydraulics, Environment and Water Resources and secondary area of Construction. Nowadays he is course director of the 1st Cycle in Civil Engineering, according to the statement of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering at the University of Madeira. Develops, since 2012, research in Hydraulic sciences, particularly in the areas of Hydraulics, Urban Hydraulics and Marine and Fluvial Construction. He has published some articles, books and participated in events mainly in the areas of Hydraulics, Urban Planning and Land Management.

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