Accession Number : ADD000133

Title :   Spherical Module Connectors.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg,Edgar N

Report Date : 15 Jan 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent describes elongate rigid flotation modules coupled together along deck and submerged portions to provide a stable floating platform. The submerged portion on one of the floating modules is spherically shaped and a cylindrical extension from the submerged portion of an adjacent flotation module is configured to mechanically cooperate with the spherically-shaped portion in a sealed relationship. Evacuating the water from the now-sealed cylindrical extension creates a pressure differential which holds the submerged portions of the flotation modules together.

Descriptors :   *Floating bases, *Modular construction, *Patents, Couplings, Seals, Cylindrical bodies, Floats, Spheres

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE