Accession Number : ADD006188

Title :   Tension Release Latch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McCullough,Thomas W

Report Date : 10 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A tensile load bearing device equipped with a tension bearing link which fractures at a predetermined tensile stress to allow a latch to open and release the load. The invention is designed to prevent the release point from being effected by torsional loads, bending moments, or compressive loads, and will release within a tolerance of about 4% of the desired release tension at loads up to 50,000 pounds. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Tension, *Tensile stress, *Loads(Forces), *Release mechanisms, *Latches, Torsion, Bending stress, Compressive properties, Cables, Tubular structures, Springs

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE