Accession Number : ADD013411

Title :   Low Drag Conductor.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 May 85, patented 18 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : DeHart, Dwain L

Report Date : 18 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A conductor for overhead transmission of electrical energy. The conductor comprises an inner core and an outer conductor layer compromised of a plurality of strands helically wound on and lengthwise of the core. The strands are of trapezoidal shape in cross-section and have outwardly facing surface provided with deformations spaced apart along the length of the strands. The deformations are effective to reduce the drag of the air moving against and across the conductor.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TRANSMISSION LINES, *DRAG REDUCTION, CORES, DEFORMATION, INTERNAL, STRANDS, SHAPE, AERODYNAMIC DRAG, WIND, CROSS SECTIONS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE