Accession Number : ADD014285

Title :   Band Clamp Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Feb 88, patented 20 Jun 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nash, Dudley O ; Knight, Glenn L , Jr ; Bertke, James H

Report Date : 20 Jun 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A band clamp apparatus having two 180 deg segments which are bolted together at flanges on the horizontal centerline. A substantial portion of each segment has a scalloped band contour for weight reduction. An internal groove in the band clamp which has parallel facing walls which engage the mated flanges of the casings of the engine/exhaust system. Local radial restraints are provided on the engine/exhaust system casings to achieve radial constraint and circumferential positioning of the band clamp apparatus. Keywords: Patents; Clamps; Exhaust nozzles; Engine components; Exhaust systems; Restraint; Weight reduction; Jet engines; Turbine components.

Descriptors :   *CLAMPS, *EXHAUST NOZZLES, *PATENTS, ENGINE COMPONENTS, EXHAUST SYSTEMS, FLANGES, GROOVING, INTERNAL, JET ENGINES, RESTRAINT, TURBINE COMPONENTS, WALLS, WEIGHT REDUCTION

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE