RESEARCH PAPERS: Ocean Engineering

Lateral and Hydraulic Pressure Characteristics of Submarine Optical Fiber Cable

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T. Yabuta, K. Hoshino, N. Yoshizawa

Outside Plant Development Division, Ibaraki Electrical Communication Laboratory, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, Tokai, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

J. Energy Resour. Technol 106(4), 527-532 (Dec 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231118 History: Received September 08, 1983; Revised April 12, 1984; Online October 22, 2009


On designing optical fiber cables, it is necessary to deal with the weakness of optical fibers, such as a small breaking elongation compared with metals and excess optical loss under both lateral and hydraulic pressure. This paper presents a structural design method for submarine optical fiber cables, based on the study of both lateral and hydraulic pressure characteristics. This paper also clarifies that a composite tension member increases the lateral and hydraulic pressure strength of the cable and can protect optical fibers from extremely large force during laying and recovery.

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