Accession Number : ADD008470

Title :   A Non-Hazardous Ship Mooring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Swenson,Richard C

Report Date : 08 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The present invention relates to ship mooring systems, and more particularly to a non-hazardous ship mooring system using a high strength modulus fiber--such as KEVLAR--as a mooring line. The fiber is woven in the form of a rectilinear strap having a width and thickness which assures that lateral forces will not exceed the lateral strength modulus of the fiber while providing a line having exceptional longitudinal strength. The winch for the line has a slip brake set for 50% of the maximum load capability of the line to allow the line to slip rather than strain to the breaking point.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Mooring, Ships, Mechanical cables, Synthetic fibers, Polyamide plastics, Straps, Belts, Winches, Brakes

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Plastics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE