COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BODY DISPLACEMENTS IN BOTH HUMANS AND ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMIES WHEN SIMULTANEOUSLY SUBJECTED TO CONTROLLED VERTICAL IMPACT TYPE DECELERATIONS
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AEROSPACE CREW EQUIPMENT DEPT
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The report concerns Phase I of a research program to determine if a correlation in displacements exists between humans and anthropomorphic dummies of like proportions when subjected to vertical crash type forces for extrapolation into the high impact region where only dummies can be utilized. Although similarities were found when comparing the displacements in the leg area, the upper torso could not be correlated in any but a highly complex way. Although direct correlation is not practical, much useful information has been gained. The dynamics of the human body as it affects the performance of pilot ejection systems is considered to be very significant, and as yet undetermined.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems