Accession Number : ADD009024

Title :   Vehicle Suspension Using Pressurized Bourdon Tubes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Petrick,Ernest N

Report Date : 10 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A vehicle suspension especially for tracked vehicles, comprising an internally pressurized Bourdon tube operatively located between the sprung mass and each road wheel. A single liquid pump can be used to selectively pressurize different ones of the Bourdon tubes to different pressure values in accordance with expected loadings for particular ones of the road wheels. Depressurization of all Bourdon tubes can be used for vehicle height control, as for example to reduce the silhouette of a military vehicle and/or reduce ground clearance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Suspension devices, Tracked vehicles, Fluidic control, Springs, Leveling, Roadwheels, Terrain, Clearances, Ground level, Hydraulic pressure pumps, Surface roughness, Loads(Forces), Tubes, Military applications

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE