Accession Number : ADD006175

Title :   Undersea Tether/Termination Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Norman F

Report Date : 15 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

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. Splicing a wire rope or synthetic line onto a ball and socket termination avoids bending the rope or line since all motion occurs across the ball and socket to assurea corrosion and failure free operation over millions of oscillation cycles by the float. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Breakwaters, *Floats, *Tethering, *Ball joints, Anchors, Ballast, Wire rope, Fatigue(Mechanics), Reduction

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE