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DeepSea Challenger: A Parable for Design Success

Summary

Imagine a crazy idea. An idea where a solo human being could get into a tiny craft, the likes of which has never been seen before, and drop like a torpedo, 11km beneath the Ocean waves to the deepest hole on planet Earth.

Start Date

21st Apr 2017 2:00pm

End Date

21st Apr 2017 4:00pm

Venue

Tasmanian Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, 13 Wellington Street, Burnie

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries: clarissa.forster@utas.edu.au; T: 6430 1613

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Imagine a crazy idea. An idea where a solo human being could get into a tiny craft, the likes of which has never been seen before, and drop like a torpedo, 11km beneath the Ocean waves to the deepest hole on planet earth - Challenger Deep. A place where extreme pressure threatens the smallest weakness in any design element and failure equals, at best instantaneous death, or at worst being trapped midway in the water column (5km down) with no hope of rescue.

In this talk, presented by the University of Tasmania and hosted by the Tasmanian Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (TMEC), Phil Durbin will explain how modular parallel design and construction, together with advanced computer simulation and physical experimentation, achieved such a bold project, in record time and budget, to the surprise of many in the deep sea industry.

Presented in partnership with the Tasmanian Manufacturing Centre for Excellence.