Accession Number : ADD004829

Title :   Controlled Radius Tether/Termination Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Norman F

Report Date : 27 Dec 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A tethered termination assures that a float is held at and below the water-air interface to dissipate the dynamic energy of surface waves. The termination is secured to a ballast from which the tether reaches upwardly to the float. Swaging or splicing a wire rope or synthetic line inside of a polyurethane elastomer material assures that a critical minimum bending radius is not exceeded to assure failure free operation over millions of oscillation cycles by the float. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Floats, *Breakwaters, *Tethering, Terminals, Assembly, Surface waves, Energy transfer, Ballast, Wire rope, Polyurethane resins, Bending stress

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE