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Redesign of the 112.5 kN Dead Weight Machine Snubber System



Kevin L. Chesnutwood


This paper forcuses on the redesign of the snubber system that is used in the 112.5kN dead weight machine located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Obstacles that were overcame pertaining to the original machine design and problems encountered with the initial air cylinder snubber approach will be identified. The approach, improvements, and limitations to using the current air bag snubber system will be examined.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7164
Report Number


air bag, dead weight, force, snubber


Chesnutwood, K. (2005), Redesign of the 112.5 kN Dead Weight Machine Snubber System, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017