Accession Number : ADA016485


Title :   Investigation of Inertial Properties of the Human Body


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 1972-Dec 1974


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Chandler, R F ; Clauser, C E ; McConville, J T ; Reynolds, H M ; Young, J W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a016485.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 171


Abstract : Knowledge of the anthropometric parameters of the human body is essential for understanding of human kinetics and particularly for the design and testing of impact protective systems. Considerable information is available on the size, weight and center of mass of the body and its segments. This report supplements existing information with data regarding mass distribution characteristics of the human body as described by the principal moments of inertia and their orientation to body and segment anthropometry. The weight, center of mass location and principal moments of inertia of six cadavers were measured, the cadavers were then segmented and the mass, center of mass, moments of inertia and volume were measured on the fourteen segments from each cadaver. Standard and three-dimensional anthropometry of the body and segments was also determined.


Descriptors :   *INERTIA , *BIOMECHANICS , *ANTHROPOMETRY , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , HUMANS , MASS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , IMPACT SHOCK , PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE