Accession Number : ADD017668

Title :   Device for Reducing Flow of Fluid From a Ruptured Vessel.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 27 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Prysner, William

PDF Url : ADD017668

Report Date : 27 Mar 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : There is presented a damage control device for reducing flow of fluid from a ruptured vessel. The device comprises a flexible blanket including chips of permanently magnetized metal embedded in a molded blanket of flexible oil-impermeable elastomeric material, such that the blanket as a whole comprises a flexible permanent magnet strength strands are provided with each strand having a portion embedded in molded blanket and a terminal portion extending beyond a blanket edge. An attachment rings is secured to the terminal portion of each strand. Generally peripheral portions of the blanket are adapted to engage and magnetically fix to wall portions of the vessel surrounding a rupture therein. A generally central portion of the blanket is adapted to overlie the rupture. (MM)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ELASTOMERS, *RUPTURE, *SHIP HULLS, *FLUID FLOW, METALS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), REPAIR, POLYMERIC FILMS, RINGS, OILS, MAGNETIZATION, MOLDINGS, PERMANENT MAGNETS, ELECTROMAGNETS, DAMAGE CONTROL

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE