Accession Number : ADD016089

Title :   Strain Relief for Flexible Wire at Fixed Junction.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 22 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Maciejewski, Wendell C

Report Date : 22 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : In a towed array breakout of the type deployed from or retrieved by naval vessels a junction is defined between a fixed portion of an electrically conductive wire and a movable portion of the wire portion. A relatively hard potting material is provided around and defines the fixed portion of the wire. A coiled helically shaped portion of the same wire or a second wire is integrally joined to the first portion and defines the movable portion. This movable second portion is encased in a relatively soft urethane material so as to provide freedom in both a bending and tension mode. A third portion of the wire is connected to the opposite end of the coiled second portion. This structure affords strain relief at the junction between the fixed portion of the flexible conductor and the movable second portion.

Descriptors :   *WIRE, *FLEXIBLE MATERIALS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ARRAYS, JUNCTIONS, NAVAL VESSELS, POTTING, STRUCTURES, TENSION, TOWED ARRAYS, URETHANES, STRAIN(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE