Accession Number : ADA048458


Title :   Selected Design Parameters for Reclining Seats Based on Engineering Anthropometry


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Ayoub, M M ; Deivanayagam, S ; Kennedy, Kenneth W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a048458.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 162


Abstract : This report discusses selected engineering anthropometric design criteria for reclining cockpit seats. The reclining back-rest positions selected were 13, 27, 51 and 65 deg from the vertical line through the seat reference point (SRP). Two seat pan angles of 10 and 20 deg were utilized. Three seating components were considered in this report, these are: the head rest, arm rest, and foot rest. The specific engineering anthropometric design parameters addressed were: the head rest hinge point location, arm rest location and orientation in space as the seat reclines, location of foot rests and the synchronization of arm rest movement with back rest inclination.


Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *ANTHROPOMETRY , *AIRCRAFT SEATS , LINE OF SIGHT , COCKPITS , GEOMETRY , HUMAN BODY , HEADRESTS , ACCELERATION TOLERANCE , TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY) , HIGH ACCELERATION , SUPPORTS , PARAMETERS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE