Plastic Latching Device for Resistance to High G Force Loadings
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This article describes a latching device which secures a hardfile against high G force loadings without the use of screws or additional parts beyond the surface on which the file is supported. The latch can be made of plastic or other suitable material. The latching device disclosed herein is shown attached to a support structure in the perspective view of Fig. 1. Fig. 2 is a detail view of the latch shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a section across A-A of Fig. 2. The latch has a maximum moment of inertia in the direction of bending. This is achieved by turning the latch perpendicular to the applied load during a drop in the worst-case direction.