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Title: Device for absorbing mechanical shock

Abstract

This invention is a comparatively inexpensive but efficient shock-absorbing device having special application to the protection of shipping and storage cylinders. In a typical application, two of the devices are strapped to a cylinder to serve as saddle-type supports for the cylinder during storage and to protect the cylinder in the event it is dropped during lifting or lowering operations. In its preferred form, the invention includes a hardwood plank whose grain runs in the longitudinal direction. The basal portion of the plank is of solid cross-section, whereas the upper face of the plank is cut away to form a concave surface fittable against the sidewall of a storage cylinder. The concave surface is divided into a series of segments by transversely extending, throughgoing relief slots. A layer of elastomeric material is positioned on the concave face, the elastomer being extrudable into slots when pressed against the segments by a preselected pressure characteristic of a high-energy impact. The compressive, tensile, and shear properties of the hardwood and the elastomer are utilized in combination to provide a surprisingly high energy-absorption capability.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7035796
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-006373; EDB-81-011464
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CASKS; SHOCK ABSORBERS; DESIGN; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; STORAGE; TRANSPORT; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; CONTAINERS; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM FLUORIDES; 420204* - Engineering- Shipping Containers

Citation Formats

Newlon, C.E. Device for absorbing mechanical shock. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Newlon, C.E. Device for absorbing mechanical shock. United States.
Newlon, C.E. Wed . "Device for absorbing mechanical shock". United States.
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abstractNote = {This invention is a comparatively inexpensive but efficient shock-absorbing device having special application to the protection of shipping and storage cylinders. In a typical application, two of the devices are strapped to a cylinder to serve as saddle-type supports for the cylinder during storage and to protect the cylinder in the event it is dropped during lifting or lowering operations. In its preferred form, the invention includes a hardwood plank whose grain runs in the longitudinal direction. The basal portion of the plank is of solid cross-section, whereas the upper face of the plank is cut away to form a concave surface fittable against the sidewall of a storage cylinder. The concave surface is divided into a series of segments by transversely extending, throughgoing relief slots. A layer of elastomeric material is positioned on the concave face, the elastomer being extrudable into slots when pressed against the segments by a preselected pressure characteristic of a high-energy impact. The compressive, tensile, and shear properties of the hardwood and the elastomer are utilized in combination to provide a surprisingly high energy-absorption capability.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 29 00:00:00 EDT 1979},
month = {Wed Aug 29 00:00:00 EDT 1979}
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