Accession Number : AD0164004

Title :   Close Packing of Uniform Size Spheres.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mast,Phillip W. ; Beaubien,Laurent A.

Report Date : 21 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes a method for attaining ultimate efficiency in the packing of uniform-sized spheres, which may be used to improve the buoyancy of flotation systems using small hollow spheres.

Descriptors :   (*FLOATS, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS), (*HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, *PATENTS), BUOYANCY, PACKAGING, OPTIMIZATION, GEOMETRIC FORMS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE