IMPROVED HAWSER END FITTING
Researchers at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center have patented a reduced shear stress end fitting for a synthetic towing 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 great tensile load to be exerted upon the hawser. This patented invention was developed primarily as an end fitting for a towing hawser for a ship, but it could be useful as an end fitting for many tensile applications.
- Publication Date: 1978-5
- Pagination: n.p.
- Navy Technology Transfer Fact Sheet
- Volume: 3
- Issue Number: 5
- Publisher: National Technical Information Service
- TRT Terms: Cables; Compressive strength; Fittings; Rope; Shear stress; Synthetic rope; Tensile strength; Tension; Towing devices
- Old TRIS Terms: Rope technology; Towing cables
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00178123
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Department of the Navy
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM