Accession Number : ADD018722

Title :   Bladder Assembly for Retaining Fluid Under Pressure

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Jan 96, patented 8 Jul 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul E

Report Date : 08 Jul 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A bladder assembly for retaining and discharging a fluid under pressure Includes a first expandable elastomeric bladder member having a first annularly-shaped base end for anchoring to a foundation and defining a first fixed end, and a first dome-shaped wall portion upstanding from the first fixed end and defining a first movable end. The assembly further includes a second expandable elastomeric bladder member disposed within and contiguous to the first bladder member, and having a second annularly-shaped base end for anchoring to the foundation and defining a second fixed end, and a second dome-shaped wall portion upstanding from the second fixed end and defining a second movable end. The first and second bladder members and the foundation are joined by fitting the first and second base ends to the foundation.

Descriptors :   *DOMES(STRUCTURAL FORMS), *PATENTS, *BLADDERS, PRESSURE, WALLS, ASSEMBLY, ANCHORS, RING STIFFENED CYLINDERS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE