The patent application relates to an end fitting for a hawser which reduces the shear stresses generated within the hawser. The hawser is embedded in a tapered plug, which fits within a complementary member which does not surround the tapered plug for its full axial length. As a result of this geometry, the shear stress which results from the combined tensile and compressive stresses within the hawser and plug is reduced thereby allowing a greater tensile load to be exerted upon the hawser.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Government-owned invention available for licensing.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hering, F S
    • Ohlbaum, R A
  • Publication Date: 1974-6-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pat. Appl.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM