Accession Number : AD0711006

Title :   SIDE-SPREADING SPRINGS ABSORB HIGH-ENERGY IMPACT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Swieskowski,Henry P.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Description is given on the construction and operation of a novel and efficient energy dissipating device. The shock absorber is composed of ten basic components. Frictional forces that convert kinetic energy to heat are produced by impelling springs that apply pressure between the bronze friction plungers and the housing. A design example with given requirements on absorbed energy, working stroke, and preload is illustrated in a five-step procedure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK ABSORBERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), LOADS(FORCES), VIBRATION ISOLATORS, DAMPING, DESIGN, HELICAL SPRINGS, KINETIC ENERGY, SUSPENSION DEVICES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE