Accession Number : ADD013589

Title :   Integrated Faired Towline with Integral Locking Feature.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Dec 80, patented 21 Sep 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Knutson, Richard K ; Webster, Bruce L ; Johnston, John W ; Rispin, Peter P

Report Date : 21 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A streamline fairing comprises an elongated leading edge tension member, an elongated trailing edge member of flexible material integrity bonded to the leading and trailing members for preventing relative displacements therebetween and for improving the shape stability of the fairing. The flange member has a cross-sectional width which is between about 10% and about 50% of the maximum width of the fairing and a cross sectional length width which is between about 5% and about 20% of the chord length of the fairing.

Descriptors :   *TOWING CABLES, *PATENTS, *SUBMERSIBLES, CABLE FAIRINGS, CROSS SECTIONS, DISPLACEMENT, FLEXIBLE MATERIALS, LENGTH, SHAPE, STABILITY, WIDTH, UNDERWATER TOOLS, DRAG REDUCTION

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE