Bellmouth Exit Angle Adapter
Patent application, filed 6 Jul 98
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA
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The present invention comprises a bellmouth adapter assembly for deploying and retrieving a towed array from a vessel that includes a bellmouth having a rearwardly extending tubular member with an axial centerline, and a distal first flange member extending outwardly from the tubular member, the first flange member having a first inner curved surface. The adapter has a second flange member which is concentrically superimposed over and fixed to the first flange member and has a second inner curved surface. This second curved surface is selected so that its bend radius is larger than the bend radius of the first inner curved surface.
- Marine Engineering