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Title:
DRIVETRAIN
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/098216
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The following invention relates to smart material couplings, particularly to shape memory alloy drivetrain systems to mitigate against shock or blast. There is provided an armoured land vehicle comprising:-an armoured v shaped hull; a powerplant located within said chassis, at least one wheel set with a hub, and, at least one drive shaft comprising a shape memory alloy, wherein said drivetrain is located between and operably connected via drive couplings to said powerplant and the hub of the at least one wheel set, to provide drive to said at least one wheel set.

Inventors:
POTTER, Marcus, Jason (BAE Systems, Hadley Castle Works, Telford Shropshire TF1 6QW, TF1 6QW, GB)
ROGERS, Kate, Charlie (BAE Systems, Hadley Castle Works, Telford Shropshire TF1 6QW, TF1 6QW, GB)
Application Number:
GB2016/053773
Publication Date:
June 15, 2017
Filing Date:
December 01, 2016
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Assignee:
BAE SYSTEMS PLC (6 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AD, SW1Y 5AD, GB)
International Classes:
F41H7/00; B60K17/22; F16C1/02; F16C3/02; F41H7/04
Foreign References:
EP2348274A12011-07-27
US20040025985A12004-02-12
US5816923A1998-10-06
EP1153774A22001-11-14
Other References:
STOECKEL ET AL: "Shape memory actuators for automotive applications", MATERIALS AND DESIGN, LONDON, GB, vol. 11, no. 6, 1 December 1990 (1990-12-01), pages 302 - 307, XP024152796, ISSN: 0261-3069, [retrieved on 19901201], DOI: 10.1016/0261-3069(90)90013-A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BAE SYSTEMS PLC, GROUP IP DEPT (Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Farnborough Hampshire GU14 6YU, GU14 6YU, GB)
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