Measurement, Evaluation, Prediction and Improvement of Aircraft Ride.
Final technical rept.,
AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The interrelated roles of the aircraft designer, flight dynamics specialist, and biomedical researcher are discussed as they relate to the various problems, definitions, procedures, and needs associated with measuring, evaluating, predicting, and improving aircraft ride. The importance of precise definitions and taxonomy for overall problem solution is emphasized. Standard and accurate vibration measurement techniques are discussed. Evaluation of ride in existing aircraft is discussed and distinguished from prediction of ride in proposed aircraft in regard to appropriate goals, limits, and criteria. Proper approaches for using gust environment, aircraft, and human frequency characteristics are discussed. Seat cushion, active isolation, and airframe dynamic control techniques for improving ride are discussed. Recommendations are made for improved biomedical research efforts to determine how and why vibration adversely affects aircraft pilots, crew and passengers, with emphasis on the need for closer dialogue and planning between the originator and user of biomedical research related to problems of aircraft ride. Author
- Stress Physiology
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems