Accession Number : ADD017749

Title :   Vibration Dampener.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Nov 93, patented 12 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Maciejewski, Wendell C

Report Date : 12 Sep 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : There is disclosed a vibration dampener comprising a body for disposition between two relatively movable members, the body being formed from a carrier of a gel material and particles having electrorheological properties embedded in the carrier with the particles electrically aligned and pseudo-bonded. Upon a displacement force being applied to the body, as by one of the members, the particles resist motion relative to other of the particles. There is further disclosed a method for making the aforesaid vibration dampener wherein the dampener has a current passed through it while the carrier cures into a gel material.

Descriptors :   *VIBRATION, *DAMPING, *GELS, *PATENTS, DISPLACEMENT, VIBRATION ISOLATORS, PARTICLES, RHEOLOGY, CURING

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE