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Self-Regulating Shock Absorber
Author and Affiliation:
Wesselski, Clarence J.(Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Co.)
Abstract: Mechanical shock absorber keeps frictional damping force within tolerable limit. Its damping force does not increase with coefficient of friction between energy-absorbing components; rather, frictional damping force varies only slightly. Relatively insensitive to manufacturing variations and environmental conditions altering friction. Does not exhibit high breakaway friction and consequent sharp increase followed by sharp decrease in damping force at beginning of stroking. Damping force in absorber does not vary appreciably with speed of stroking. In addition, not vulnerable to leakage of hydraulic fluid.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1995
Document ID:
19950065600
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 95B10441
Subject Category: MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number: MSC-22111
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs; p. P. 102; (ISSN 0145-319X); 19; 9
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: DAMPING; MECHANICAL DEVICES; SHOCK ABSORBERS
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: Additional information available through: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV 26003, (Tel: 1-800-678-6882).
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