Collision Protection for the Arctic Surface-Effect Vehicle
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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Collision protection is studied for the Advanced Research Projects Agency, concerning the proposed Arctic surface-effect vehicle ASEV. The approach to collision protection is presented, and various energy absorbing concepts are investigated and evaluated for their possible use in protecting the ASEV in ice-obstacle impacts. Schemes being investigated are the air bag, foam- core sandwich panels, energy-absorbing steering columns, inverting and torsional tubes, fluid dispersal shock absorbers, and tubes which buckle intextensionally in axial compression.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
- Safety Engineering