Accession Number : ADD006324

Title :   Method of Making Coned Joint for Joining Dissimilar Diameter Filament Wound Tubes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Clodfelter,Glen A

Report Date : 22 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent concerns a coned joint for the purpose of structurally joining two filament wound tubes, having dissimilar diameters, into a single launch tube. After being joined together, the assembled tubes have a straightness equal to or better than a comparable rolled or fabricated metal tube in addition to being lighter and less costly to produce.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Launch tubes, *Filament wound construction, *Tubes, *Joints, *Joining, *Rocket launchers, Conical bodies, Weight reduction, Costs

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE