Accession Number:

AD0404305

Title:

PERSONNEL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS STUDY. BASIC CONCEPTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AVIATION SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH PHOENIX AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

This report covers the basic concepts, applicable to all U. S. Army aircraft, that are pertinent to a personnel restraint systems study. Mans tolerable limits to decelerative loads are re viewed and related to the existing restraint harnesses currently being used in Army aircraft. The magnitude of deceerative loads to which air frames of various aircraft have been dynamically tested, while still maintaining a livable volume in the cabin, are also reviewed and it is noted that mans limits are, in general, higher than airframe limits. Several practical harness configurations are discussed and the load distribution between the various components of the harness are explored and design strength values are recommended. The dynamic strength of restraint systems is also discussed and related to the static strength.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE