shock absorber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shock absorber a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
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Usage

In literature:

Books make good shock-absorbers.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
Make sure that the shock absorbers are of equal tension.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
We must give the Newton shock absorber due credit.
"Tom Swift and his Aerial Warship" by Victor Appleton
The blind adult soon realizes that "humor is a shock absorber," and that "mirth is the soul's best medicine.
"Five Lectures on Blindness" by Kate M. Foley
In the course of it he mentioned, quite by the way, the matter of shock-absorbers.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, May 10, 1916" by Various
We need our shock absorbers every minute of the day.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
That system of yours is a natural shock absorber.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Una had planned to absorb it; to learn how the shockingly poor live.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
The felt slippers made his steps noiseless; the thick rug absorbed the shock of his weight.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
But in their collapse, which is telescopic and to a certain extent gradual, a large part of the shock is absorbed.
"Learning to Fly" by Claude Grahame-White
Kelly set the speed and the controls and ran for the bunkroom and the shock-absorbent cushions.
"Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?" by Bryce Walton
The canvas would give, absorbing the shock of the arrow and allowing it to fall on deck.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The plane settled back roughly on its shock absorbers and stopped.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
Strap yourself solid in that shock-absorber there, and here's a pair of ear-plugs.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Also it swung a good deal as the body was very long, and the shock absorbers helped to make it swing.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
But Betty thought that she would not enjoy being a shock absorber and felt none too comfortable.
"Betty Lee, Sophomore" by Harriet Pyne Grove
Each skid borne by a pair of wheels, axle held down by elastic shock absorbers.
"Jane's All the World's Aircraft" by Various
As I sat at the table absorbed in my plans for the day, my nerves received a sudden shock.
"The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
They sped along so easily, the strong springs and shock-absorbers taking the jar at the crossings, that even Ruth sighed ecstatically.
"The Corner House Girls on a Tour" by Grace Brooks Hill
The great gun recoiled, the back action being taken up by shock-absorbers, however.
"Two Boys of the Battleship" by Frank V. Webster
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In news:

SC 300-HC high-cycle industrial shock absorber for high-speed equipment offers quick rod-ready time and short stroke for faster cycling and gains in production time.
The Cygnett WorkMate features a shock absorbing, dual-layer design that will protect your mini from bumps and drops.
Osborn says its Flexsweep broom connectors are made of advanced technology polymer to flex on impact and absorb repetitive shock.
The MightyLite LE SRL features a shock absorber integrated into the lifeline , lowering fall arrest forces.
The MightyLite LE SRL features a shock absorber integrated into the lifeline, lowering fall arrest forces.
The proper use of internal cushions and external shock absorbers is crucial for maximum actuator life.
I met the president of Bilstein shock absorbers, who was looking for a distributor.
Bomb control experts pad unexploded WWII bomb with hay bales to absorb shock of explosion, failing to foresee consequences upon controlled detonation.
Shock absorbers for mountain bikes.
) for a coilover shock absorber designed for mountain bikes with small inventory of prototype parts, ready for assembly.
The goop is hyaluronan, a thick lubricant and shock absorber in joint fluid.
High impact PORON XRD foam lies within the palm to absorb shock and vibration associated with the use of hand tools.
Like the regular Candyshell, the Candyshell Card for iPhone 4 is heavily padded in shock-absorbing rubber to protect your iPhone from the most unexpected falls.
Transit systems have learned that shock absorbers, long considered.
The Infostream multi-channel raceway features an elliptically shaped profile that offers a sleek appearance and helps absorb shock if the raceway is accidentally struck.
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In science:

First, it may be absorbed in the forward shock, if the wind is dense enough.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
The shock acts like a blackbody absorber of sound (the bounce pressure pulse), and the breakout neutrinos and photodissocciation do the rest.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
FuturICT’s goal is to reach improvements in system performance and enhance the ability to absorb shocks. • FuturICT goes beyond mean-field and representative agent models.
FuturICT
A possible explanation for the measured temperature being significantly higher than the virial temperature (apart from contamination by a hard source like an absorbed AGN) would be the presence of shock waves in the gas if the cluster were indeed undergoing a recent merger.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
The shocks may produce a strong flux of EUV and soft X-ray radiation which may be absorbed in the shock precursor H II region (e.g., Sutherland, Bicknell, & Dopita 1995).
Spectroscopic Diagnostics for AGNs
Hyperbolic collisions, appropriate in galactic nuclei, do result in significantly more shock heating; however, the brunt of the shocks are absorbed by what becomes the ejected mass, thereby shielding the cores of the parent stars at least in less extreme cases.
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
These manage to propagate away from the acceleration region (i.e., a shock) for a short time before being re-absorbed into the thermal pool due to Coulomb losses.
Numerical Modeling of Gamma Radiation from Galaxy Clusters
At outbursts, the e nvelop of debris, which corresponds to the nebula downstream of the high velocity shocks (700-1000 km s−1 ) accompanying the blast wave, absorbs the black body soft X-ray flux from the white dwarf, explains the broad component of the H and He lines, and leads to low optical-UV-X-ray continuum fluxes.
The symbiotic system AG Draconis. Soft X-ray bremsstrahlung from the nebulae
Summarizing, at outbursts, the X-rays are emitted from the shock accompanying the blast wave (which absorbs the WD bb flux).
The symbiotic system AG Draconis. Soft X-ray bremsstrahlung from the nebulae
We suggest that the absorbing envelop corresponds to the fragmented nebula downstream of the high velocity shock accompanying the blast wave, which was successfully invoked to explain some SS features, such as the broad Lyα line in CH Cyg (Contini et al. 2009a).
The symbiotic system AG Draconis. Soft X-ray bremsstrahlung from the nebulae
From the network perspective these banks play a role of hubs absorbing potential shocks due to their loan’s diversi fication.
Russian interbank networks: main characteristics and stability with respect to contagion
The estimate by Smith et al. (2005) of the ionization assumes that most of the X-rays are absorbed close to the reverse shock.
Late Spectral Evolution of the Ejecta and Reverse Shock in SN1987A
To avoid any damage to the electronic assembly during the experiments, a shock absorber assembly with a compression platen and stopper plate was developed, as shown in Fig. 2.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
What are the implications of the resulting shock waves for line profiles of Mg II and C IV absorbers? Shocks will generate hot gas at T ≈ (105 K)[V /100 km s−1 ]2 , sufficient to produce C IV by collisional ionization.
Structure and Evolution of The Intergalactic Medium: Conference Summary
At low redshift, the relationship persists, though there is more scatter due to the presence of absorbers arising in shock-heated intergalactic gas (Dav´e et al. 1999; Cen & Ostriker 1999).
The Evolution of the Lyman Alpha Forest From Redshift 3 to 0
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