Accession Number:

ADD010707

Title:

Radially Compliant Acoustic Line Array Hose.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A radially compliant acoustic line array hose with improved toughness and wear resistance, suitable for use in towed acoustical line array sonars. The hose comprises a long extruded cylindrical tubing of a soft flexible grade of geophysical, plasticized polyvinyl chloride material with longitudinal ribs of a stiffer, harder grade of geophysical plasticized polyvinyl chloride material located at or near the tubing surface, and spaced uniformly around the circumference of the tubing. The ribs are melt-bonded to the softer thermoplastic material while each is in their respective melt stages during the extrusion process.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE