Accession Number:

AD0491762

Title:

MEASUREMENTS OF THE LOADS REQUIRED TO BREAK COMMERCIAL AVIATION SAFETY BELTS AS AN INDICATION OF THE ABILITY OF THE HUMAN BODY TO WITHSTAND HIGH IMPACT FORCES,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1948-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The force required to break aviation safety belts used in private aircraft was determined in order to correlate this force with the trauma recorded in the reports of private aircraft crashes. The force was determined by using a new method of testing which closely simulates the conditions believed to exst in actual aircraft crashes. The results indicate that in private aircraft crashes man has frequently survived impact loads of 2500 pounds with no signs or symptoms of injury. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE