Accession Number : ADD010567

Title :   Missile Mounted Seal.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rudd,George E ; Meier,Joseph F

Report Date : 02 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A novel seal is provided for sealing the annular gap between a tube and a cylinder, such as between a missile and its launch canister, which comprises an annular base for engaging the outer surface of the missile, an annular flap formed integral with the base and extending radially outwardly and downwardly to seal the annular gap between missile and canister, the annular flap having formed thereon means to control the location of buckling around the periphery thereof upon compression of the seal within the gap. The means to control the buckling of the flap include, in one representative embodiment, a plurality of prebuckling webs or, in an alternative embodiment, a plurality of slit pairs regularly spaced around the circumference of the flap, to promote buckling of the seal at predetermined locations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Seals(Stoppers), *Sealed systems, Guided missile components, Canisters, Guided missile launchers, Rings, Flaps(Control surfaces), Buckling, Control, Compression, Elastomers

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE