Accession Number : ADD007262

Title :   Ring-Loaded Flexural Disc Spring.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan,Timothy D

Report Date : 08 Apr 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A ring-loaded flexural disc spring acts as an isolation mount in a thin cylindrical space in the tail of a longitudinal vibrator type of underwater sound transducer. The ring-loaded spring comprises a thin disc having a raised bearing surface at a specified distance from the perimeter on one side of the disc and a raised bearing surface at the perimeter on the other side of the disc. The spring flexes into a concave shape when a load is applied. The operation of the disc is linear over the entire specified load range. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Springs, Disks, Flexible structures, Electroacoustic transducers, Underwater equipment, Mounts, Isolation, Flexural properties, Rings, Loads(Forces)

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE