Accession Number : ADD000408

Title :   V-Band Coupling.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kunz,Willis H ; Hildebrandt,Paul R

Report Date : 21 Jan 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a V-band coupling for joining the abutting ends of tubular sections having a plurality of retainer element surrounding the ends of the tubular sections. A continuous band clamping element is used to force the retainer elements into engagement with the tubular sections. In order to fixedly secure this clamping element in place a locking member is used which incorporates therein a pair of cylindrically shaped saddle blocks and a bolt having a head with a flat undersurface. With the above-mentioned elements a V-band coupling with increased fatigue life is produced.

Descriptors :   *Couplings, *Patents, Pipe fittings, Clamps

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE