Accession Number:

ADD008470

Title:

A Non-Hazardous Ship Mooring System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to ship mooring systems, and more particularly to a non-hazardous ship mooring system using a high strength modulus fiber--such as KEVLAR--as a mooring line. The fiber is woven in the form of a rectilinear strap having a width and thickness which assures that lateral forces will not exceed the lateral strength modulus of the fiber while providing a line having exceptional longitudinal strength. The winch for the line has a slip brake set for 50 of the maximum load capability of the line to allow the line to slip rather than strain to the breaking point.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Plastics
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE