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