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The Menasco Energy Absorbing Unit and Its Application To Bumper Systems
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1971 by SAE International in United States
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A compressible solid shock isolator is a combination spring and damper which makes use of a silicone elastomer media to achieve these two functions. It is a candidate for use in energy absorbing bumper systems because of its favorable volume, weight, automatic reset capability, functional efficiency, reliability, and cost. E/A bumper systems must be designed to accommodate a wide variety of loading conditions. System qualification requires the use of both pendulum and barrier type testing.
CitationKendall, G., "The Menasco Energy Absorbing Unit and Its Application To Bumper Systems," SAE Technical Paper 710536, 1971, https://doi.org/10.4271/710536.
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