Accession Number : ADD003019

Title :   Submersible Object Having Drag Reduction and Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McCulloch,Charles R ; Gill,Robert C

Report Date : 10 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a submersible object having a drag reducing coating thereon, and a method for its preparation, which comprises applying to the object a binding agent and sufficient hydrophobic silica to provide the object with a nonuniform coating. The function of the binding agent is to fix the hydrophobic silica on the submersible object.

Descriptors :   *Underwater objects, *Drag reduction, *Patents, Coatings, Silica gel, Fluoropolymers

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE