Accession Number:

AD0758359

Title:

Collision Protection for the Arctic Surface-Effect Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE