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Title: Blast resistant vehicle seat

Abstract

Disclosed are various seats for vehicles particularly military vehicles that are susceptible to attack by road-bed explosive devices such as land mines or improvised explosive devices. The seats often have rigid seat shells and may include rigid bracing for rigidly securing the seat to the chassis of the vehicle. Typically embodiments include channels and particulate media such as sand disposed in the channels. A gas distribution system is generally employed to pump a gas through the channels and in some embodiments the gas is provided at a pressure sufficient to fluidize the particulate media when an occupant is sitting on the seat.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Y-12 (Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083206
Patent Number(s):
8,371,647
Application Number:
12/952,326
Assignee:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Ripley, Edward B. Blast resistant vehicle seat. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Ripley, Edward B. Blast resistant vehicle seat. United States.
Ripley, Edward B. Tue . "Blast resistant vehicle seat". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083206.
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title = {Blast resistant vehicle seat},
author = {Ripley, Edward B},
abstractNote = {Disclosed are various seats for vehicles particularly military vehicles that are susceptible to attack by road-bed explosive devices such as land mines or improvised explosive devices. The seats often have rigid seat shells and may include rigid bracing for rigidly securing the seat to the chassis of the vehicle. Typically embodiments include channels and particulate media such as sand disposed in the channels. A gas distribution system is generally employed to pump a gas through the channels and in some embodiments the gas is provided at a pressure sufficient to fluidize the particulate media when an occupant is sitting on the seat.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {2}
}

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