Accession Number : ADD006367

Title :   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 : 08 May 1979

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, *Joints, *Joining, Diameters, conical bodies, Weight reduction, Fabrication, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE