Accession Number : ADD017488

Title :   Underwater Vehicle Tailcone Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Jun 94, patented 14 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : DuBois, Neil J

Report Date : 14 Mar 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : There is presented an underwater vehicle tailcone assembly including a forward flange, a first tubular sheath extending rearwardly from the forward flange, and elastomer material bonded to inner and outer surfaces of the first sheath to form a forward chamber wall. The assembly further includes an aft flange, a second tubular sheath extending forwardly from the aft flange, and elastomer material bonded to inner and outer surfaces of the second sheath to form an aft chamber wall. The assembly still further includes a rigid housing wall disposed between a rearward end of the forward chamber wall and a forward end of the aft chamber wall. The forward chamber wall, the housing wall, and the aft chamber wall form a continuous tailcone wall from a forward edge of the forward flange to a rearward edge of the aft flange. (AN)

Descriptors :   *TORPEDOES, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENTS, VIBRATION, FORWARD AREAS, TAIL ASSEMBLIES, HULLS(MARINE), ELASTOMERS, FLANGES, TUBULAR STRUCTURES, WALLS, ACOUSTIC ATTENUATION, POLYURETHANE RESINS, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, RIGIDITY, CHAMBERS, BACKGROUND NOISE, BOATTAIL AFTERBODIES

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE