Accession Number : ADA119805

Title :   Smooth Compliant Antifoulant Coatings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 4 Jun 82-30 Sep 82,


Personal Author(s) : Batha,H Dean ; Nannelli,Piero ; Harford,Jay W

PDF Url : ADA119805

Report Date : 30 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Fiber reinforced composites provide a wide array of structural and acoustic properties. The composites may be isotropic or extremely anisotropic, and offer considerable flexibility for designing underwater acoustic sensor flow noise outer decouplers. Compliant layers appear to be effective in suppressing flow noise; however, effectiveness diminishes with depth, in part because of material compressibility and distortions caused by own ship's speed. Composite materials can be fabricated with high strength and modulus to maintain shape under severe loads to eliminate erratic acoustic performance caused by outer decoupler distortion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Antifouling coatings, *Flow noise, Conformal structures, Layers, Acoustic detection, Suppression, Elastic properties, Acoustics, Submarines, Ships

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE