Fairing Sections

J F Henderson (Inventor), P. J. Wingham (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A fairing for an element is made up of body sections (17). Each body section (17) comprises a moulded plastics body which has an open recess or hollow along its leading edge (19). The body section (17) becomes slightly wider to the rear of the leading edge (19) and then increasingly rapidly decreases inside along a smooth curve until reaching a trailing portion (20) which thins, at a much slower rate, to edge (21). The mouth of the hollow is defined by lips (23) which are dimensioned to straddle a trailing portion of the cable. In use, the body section (17) automatically aligns along the line of movement of the cable and the body is held against the cable. The arrangement is such that the body sections will compensate for sidewards forces or drags.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO8501261A1
IPC B63B21/66
Priority date13/09/83
Filing date31/08/84
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 1985
Externally publishedYes


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