Accession Number : ADD008583

Title :   Resilient Band Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lapsys,Algis L

Report Date : 19 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An annular resilient band structure designed for installation on a ground vehicle to provide tractive propulsion force and vehicle suspension force. Resilient suspension function is achieved by an annular resilient leaf spring core encapsulated within an elastomeric sheath. Load transfer between the ground or vehicle and the band structure is obtained by means of plies or cords trained along the surfaces of the core between non-extensible beads at opposite side edges of the band structure. Propulsion capability is achieved by metallic drive shoes rivetted onto edge areas of the elastomeric sheath. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Ground vehicles, *Suspension devices, *Propulsion systems, Resilience, Springs, Cores, Encapsulation, Elastomers, Hulls(Structures), Bands(Strips), Rollers, Inventions

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE