The patent relates to a device whereby the underside of a semisubmerged ship or catamaran-type vessel's platform is protected from the slamming loads created by impacting waves. Elongated flexible chambers are fashioned from a flexible fabric and are arranged in a side-by-side relationship on the platform's bottom. The flexible chambers first resiliently absorb the forces of the impacting waves and then translate these forces into tensile stresses borne by interposed, rigid, structural members. The flexible fabric chambers and rigid structural members do not over- load the platform yet do provide a higher degree of protection for the platform.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes AD-D002 571. This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D.C. 20231 $0.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Chapman, R B
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-583 083 Patent, PATENT-3 960 100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM