Accession Number : ADD003413

Title :   Faired Multi-Strength Member Towcable and Associated Sequential Load Distribution System,

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wardle,William F

Report Date : 09 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a towing system which has a faired multi-strength member towcable and an associated load distribution system. The load distribution system has a plurality of hydraulic cylinders, rods, springs, frames and check valves operating in conjunction with each other such that small tensile loads are applied to one or a small number of strength members. If the load increases additional strength members are sequentially loaded to distribute the applied force.

Descriptors :   *Towing cables, *Load distribution, *Patents, Cable fairings, Hydraulic cylinders, Hydraulic actuators, Linkages

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE