Accession Number:

ADD020043

Title:

Improved Shutter Door Seal

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed for 8 Aug 2002

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A sealing assembly is disclosed for closing a gap between a hull wall and a shutter door of a vessel. The sealing assembly includes a metal retainer member having a mounting block portion and a gap-closing portion extending from the mounting block portion. The mounting block portion is mounted to the hull wall and includes a slot formed therein parallel to the hull wall. The gap-closing portion has a tapered surface and a flat surface such that the flat surface is flush with sea-exposed surfaces of each of the hull wall and the shutter door. A resilient rubber member is provided having at least a part thereof secured within the slot of the mounting block portion and a remainder thereof secured to the tapered surface of the gap-closing portion of the retainer member with an adhesive. The resilient member fills the portion of the gap not closed by the gap-closing portion of the retainer.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE