Chassis for pneumatic vehicle

Rolfe,BF, de Souza,T, Pitts,G, Hanafin,S, Aguis,S, Adamson,B, Pereira,M, Black,T, Hurren,C and Miller,N 2012, Chassis for pneumatic vehicle, United States (2) Patent US 8313121.

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Title Chassis for pneumatic vehicle
Creator(s) Rolfe,BFORCID iD for Rolfe,BF
de Souza,T
Pereira,MORCID iD for Pereira,M
Hurren,CORCID iD for Hurren,C
Date 2012-11-20
Patent no. US 8313121
Patent owner Deakin University
Registry Office United States (2)
Patent family name Chassis for pneumatic vehicle
Summary A pneumatic vehicle is provided with a first sub-assembly with a chassis, part of the vehicle body, a pair of B-pillars, a pair of rear rails, wheels, an elongate aluminum compressed load bearing air tank oriented longitudinally in the chassis, side panels connected to the tank and the wheels, a heat exchanger to heat the compressed air, and an air motor driven by the heated, compressed air and connected to a wheel. A ventilation system has a restrictive solenoid valve for directing air to the heat exchanger. The air tank is provided with a carbon filament reinforced plastic layer, and a fiberglass and aramid-fiber layer. A second sub-assembly includes part of the vehicle body bonded to the first-sub-assembly using a structural adhesive, a pair of A-pillars, and a pair of roof rails. Seating includes inflatable components for adjustment.
Language eng
Field of Research 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category I.1 Patents
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