Accession Number : ADD007809

Title :   Energy Management Damper.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Siorek,Richard W ; Theuerkauf,James P

Report Date : 24 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A conventional shock absorber is modified by adding a valve cage to the rod end and providing an additional cylinder outside the shock absorber to form an annular reservoir outside the shock absorber. Temperature sensitive valves open when oil heats to a potentially destructive level, unloading the shock absorber. When the oil cools to a safe operating temperature, the temperature sensitive valves re-close and the shock absorber is again operative. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Shock absorbers, *Safety valves, *Temperature sensitive elements, Inventions, Damping, Vehicle chassis components, Automotive vehicles, Oils, Heating

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE