Accession Number : ADD012279

Title :   Length Adjustable Strut Link with Low Aerodynamic Drag.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nash,Dudley O ; Crowley,James A

Report Date : 25 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This invention relates to a low aerodynamic drag structural link suitable for use within the housing of a turbofan jet engine. The link includes length adjustment capability, pivotal end mounting provision, maintained airstream orientation capability, low mass and jam nut length and orientation locking. Several variations in link construction including a single ball and socket arrangement, varying link cross-section along its longitudinal length and the use of fairing nose and tail inserts are disclosed.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TURBOFAN ENGINES, *CONNECTORS, FAIRINGS, STRUTS, AIR FLOW, AERODYNAMIC DRAG, NOSES, SETTING(ADJUSTING), LOW DRAG, TAIL ASSEMBLIES, INSERTS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE