Design and Evaluation of an Energy Dissipating Spring Device
ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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The design and the operation of a new and efficient mechanism for energy dissipation are described. The device comprises nine components. The major components are the recoil spring and the positioning spring. To effect energy dissipation, the potential energy in the recoil spring is allowed to expand after the spring is released from a seared position. A numerical example is illustrated with prescribed parametric values fro the recoil and the positioning springs. Two alternative methods are given for the computation of the amount of energy dissipation. Load deflection test results are discussed in detail.