Accession Number : ADD006237

Title :   Radiator Shutter for Arctic Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Chester J

Report Date : 07 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A shutter mechanism for an engine radiator comprising a series of rigid porous tubes having elastomeric sleeves secured thereto. Introduction of pressurized fluid (e.g. compress air or engine coolant) into the porous tubes pressurizes the spaces between the tubes and sleeves, thereby causing the sleeves to balloon outwardly to fully or partly close the air supply passage leading to the radiator. Depressurization of the tube interior spaces allows the elastomeric sleeves to contract onto the tubes, thereby opening the radiator air passage system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Radiators(Heating and cooling), *Ventilation, *Valves, Tubes, Sleeves, Coolants, Diesel engines, Trucks, Cold weather operations

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE