Accession Number : ADD000047

Title :   Module Connectors.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg,Edgar N

Report Date : 16 Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An improved method of joining elongate bottle members into a floatation structure is disclosed in the patent. A plurality of the elongate bottle members are joined together at a point beneath the water line of the body of water in which they are floating. This joint is accomplished by dewatering a volume between adjacent, specially-configured sections on the lower end of the elongate bottle members and filling the dewatered joint with a mixture of plastic concrete. After the concrete is cured, the joint is placed in a compressional loading to insure a rigid and mechanically stable union.

Descriptors :   *Floating bases, *Patents, Containers, Floats, Concrete, Joints, Sealing compounds

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE