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Application of The Hydraulic Shock Absorber to a Vehicle Crash Protection System
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1971 by SAE International in United States
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Energy absorbing crash protection systems are now being developed using various types of shock absorbing devices. This paper deals with design parameters involved in producing such a system. Basic shock absorber concepts as applied to this problem are treated in general discussion centering on hydraulic devices. Governing equations are presented dealing with the design of a hybrid device combining a shock absorber and a compressible medium return mechanism capable of being used as a 5 mph zero damage bumper system for a passenger car.