Accession Number : ADA082513


Title :   Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide. Volume 5. Aircraft Postcrash Survival


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 1977-Sep 1979


Corporate Author : SIMULA INC TEMPE AZ


Personal Author(s) : Johnson, N B ; Robertson, S H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a082513.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 226


Abstract : This five-volume document has been assembled to assist design engineers in understanding the problems associated with the development of crashworthy U.S. Army aircraft. Contained herein are not only a collection of available information and data pertinent to aircraft crashworthiness but suggested design conditions and criteria as well. The five volumes cover the following topics: (1) Design Criteria and Checklists; (2) Aircraft Crash Environment and Human Tolerance; (3) Aircraft Structural Crashworthiness; (4) Aircraft Seats, Restraints, and Litters; and (5) Aircraft Postcrash Survival. This volume (Volume V) contains information on the aircraft postcrash environment and design techniques that can be used to reduce postcrash hazards. Topics include the postcrash fire environment, crashworthy fuel systems, ignition source control, fire behavior of interior materials, ditching survival, emergency escape, and crash locator beacons.


Descriptors :   *SURVIVAL(GENERAL) , *AVIATION ACCIDENTS , *CRASHES , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , EMERGENCIES , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , ESCAPE SYSTEMS , AIRCRAFT FIRES , FLAMMABILITY , LOCATORS , CRASH RESISTANCE , BEACONS , RESCUE BEACONS


Subject Categories : Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE