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

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  • Accession Number: 00178123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of the Navy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM