Accession Number : ADD014002

Title :   Nozzle Flap Hinge Joint.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Feb 87, patented 12 Jul 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Madden, William M ; Stogner, Claude R ; Spaeth, Charles E

Report Date : 12 Jul 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent relates to a hinge joint for a nozzle flap for a gas turbine engine exhaust nozzle. First and second flaps are joined at a hinge joint formed by a hollow hinge pin passing through alternating lug extensions of the first and second flaps. A plurality of flow openings in the hollow hinge pin are provided for establishing fluid communication between the interior of the first flap and the interior of the second flap. Patents. (edc)

Descriptors :   *HINGES, *PATENTS, *EXHAUST NOZZLES, ADAPTERS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES), FLOW, FLUIDS, LUGS, NOZZLES, OPENINGS, PINS, GAS TURBINES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE