Accession Number:

ADD013735

Title:

Combination Energy Absorbing Foundation.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 1 Jun 82, patented 8 Dec 87,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1987-12-08

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

An energy-absorbing foundation provides both large and small scale absorption of mechanical energy over a broad frequency band using a combination of linear and non-linear energy-absorbing means positioned between a region where the energy arises and another region where personnel and property may be located. The linear and non-linear energy absorbing means may be connected in series or in parallel and act as a mechanical fuse and shock snubber, respectively. One embodiment uses a double reverse corrugate metal and another embodiment uses side loaded tubes as the non-linear energy absorbing component of the disclosed energy-absorbing foundation. Elastic springs may be used in both embodiments as the linear energy absorbing component.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE