Accession Number : ADD000194

Title :   Stress Relief Insert for Flexible Towed Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Clearwaters,Walter L

Report Date : 12 Feb 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a stress relief insert of a generally cylindrical shape having a small inner diameter at one end and tapering out to a larger inner diameter at the other end. The insert is made of a flexible material and is positioned between one end of a flexible boot and a rigid end piece in a flexible towed array. The end having the smallest inner diameter is in contact with the rigid end piece of the towed array and the other end of the insert is in contact with the flexible boot over a length of the inner wall of the boot.

Descriptors :   *Towed arrays, *Flexible couplings, *Patents, Flexible materials, Inserts, Underwater equipment

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE