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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1973. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
One device used to minimize the effects of the sudden stopping of a moving mass is the damped escapement mechanism. This damped escapement mechanism is a type of “shock absorber” that consists of a fluid filled cylinder with a movable piston, which is usually spring restored, and a type of orifice to allow the fluid to escape the chamber when the piston is displaced. The investigation pursued here utilized a cylinder with a spring-restored piston and air for the damping fluid. The orifices used were of the fixed diameter replaceable type.
Advisor: Joseph R. Baumgarten