Energy Management Damper.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A conventional shock absorber is modified by adding a valve cage to the rod end and providing an additional cylinder outside the shock absorber to form an annular reservoir outside the shock absorber. Temperature sensitive valves open when oil heats to a potentially destructive level, unloading the shock absorber. When the oil cools to a safe operating temperature, the temperature sensitive valves re-close and the shock absorber is again operative. Author
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