Accession Number : ADA259924
Title : An Automated Method for Determining Mass Properties
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
Personal Author(s) : Deavers, Michael B ; McEntire, B J
Report Date : Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory performs mass properties testing with the KSR330-60 Mass Properties Instrument (MPI). For man- mounted equipment, it is important to define and measure the mass properties in order to accurately develop math models, understand human performance impacts, and to conduct comparative evaluations. Determining mass properties requires a thorough theoretical understanding of the center-of-mass and mass moments of inertia. This report provides the operating theory and procedures to measure mass properties with the MPI.... Center-of-mass, Mass moments of inertia, Impacts, Man-Mounted equipment.
Descriptors : *MASS , *INSTRUMENTATION , *MOMENT OF INERTIA , *BIODYNAMICS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MEASUREMENT , INERTIA , THEORY , AUTOMATA , CALIBRATION , ARMY , LABORATORIES , MOMENTS , IMPACT , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , HUMANS
Subject Categories : Mechanics
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE