Accession Number:

AD0260289

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF SONAR DIAPHRAGM COATINGS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1961-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

INVESTIGATIONS WERE MADE OF COMMERCIAL COATING MATERIALS FOR SONAR EQUIPMENT, PARTICULARLY SONAR DIAPHRAGMS CONSTRUCTED OF 5 Cr steel, Vasco-Jet 1000. Properties sought included elasticity to withstand vibration of the sonar diaphragm, resistance to the natural environment sea water and salt atmosphere , air drying, and adhesiveness. Of the 19 coatings tested, a polyurethane product, Laminar X-500, passed the tests and possessed the required qualities. When properly applied this material is exceptionally effective in the protection of underwater equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE