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Record 48 of 1796
Quick-Connect, Self-Alining Latch
Author and Affiliation:
Burns, G. C.(McDonnell Douglas Corp.)
Williams, E. J.(McDonnell Douglas Corp.)
Abstract: Sturdy latch tolerates 10 degrees of angular mismatch in joining structural elements. Hexagonal passive plate nests in active plate, guided by capture plates and alinement keys and grooves. Center hole in both active and passive plates is 1 meter in diameter. Latch has possible uses a pipe joint, connector for parts of portable structures, and fitting for marine risers on offshore drilling rigs.
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1983
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 82B10195
Subject Category: MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number: MSC-20205
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 7; 1; P. 70
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
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