Accession Number : ADD011349

Title :   Thermally Isolated Structural Support Link.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lang,C H

Report Date : 14 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A thermally isolated structural support link has a tube-like support element, a pair of bearing housings being fixedly secured within each end of the support element, respectively, by an exceptionally strong adhesive, and a spherical monoball bearing affixed within each bearing housing by an exceptionally strong adhesive. Each bearing housing is made of a pair of substantially identical bearing casings which support there between the bearing. The tube-like element, bearing housing and adhesive all are made of a material having excellent thermal isolation properties in order to provide not only thermal isolation between components of an assembly but also excellent supportive strength.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Supports, *Thermal insulation, Structural members, Heat pipes, Isolation, Tubes, Epoxy resins, Fiberglass

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE