Accession Number : ADD017856

Title :   Torpedo Tube and Slide Valve Grates.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Jun 94, patented 26 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul E

Report Date : 26 Dec 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A grate for a torpedo tube flow slot consists of a rigid metal frame and a wire chain link structure extending across the interior area of the flame. The chain link structure significantly reduces the surface area of the grate and permits greater flow through the flow slots. The dimensions of the frame are preferably larger than the flow area so that the frame structure does not block the flow path.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TORPEDO TUBES, METALS, SURFACES, FLOW FIELDS, INTERNAL, SLOTS, FLOW, FRAMES, VALVES, RIGIDITY, TUBES

Subject Categories : Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE