Accession Number:

AD0723302

Title:

Investigation of Materials for Seat Cushion and Parachute Support Spacer Development.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan 68-Sep 70,

Corporate Author:

FROST ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CORP ENGLEWOOD COLO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The report describes cushion material research and development which culminated in a special foam that offers a significant breakthrough in its ability to provide increased long-duration seating comfort simultaneously with reduction in the probability of spinal injury attributable to amplification of the vertical accelerations produced in upward ejections and crash landings. Discovery of the new polyurethane material, designated as Frost XP-3, foam is reported along with a summary of its properties and a method of approximating them by impregnation of a commercially available reticulated foam with polymeric materials. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Plastics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE