Accession Number:

AD0761490

Title:

Analysis of Air Resistance Effects on the Velocity of Falling Human Beings,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A clear understanding of the aerospace environments effect on the human body allows one to define exposure criteria, to establish human tolerance limits, and to develop protection principles or techniques to extend mans ability in the environment. Toward the foregoing objective there is a constant search for definition of the mechanical force field in which flying personal operate. One of the most commonly encountered environmental stresses on the human body is transient acceleration, or impact. The paper deals with impact velocity of free-falling humans and how this velocity is modified by air resistance. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE