Accession Number:

ADD019023

Title:

Elastomeric Surface Actuation System

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 22 May 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A system for deforming or actuating an elastomeric structure is described. The system includes a plurality of tubes joined to the elastomeric structure. The tubes extend in the direction of a desired strain to be applied to the elastomeric structure and are constrained from circumferential expansion. When a pressurized fluid is applied to the tubes, the tubes deform causing a like deformation of the elastomeric structure.

Subject Categories:

  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE