Accession Number:

AD1015865

Title:

Blast Mitigation Sea Analysis - Evaluation of Lumbar Compression Data Trends in 5th Percentile Female Anthropomorphic Test Device Performance Compared to 50th Percentile Male Anthropomorphic Test Device in Drop Tower Testing

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

US ARMY TARDEC WARREN United States

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Report Date:

2016-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Data analysis confirmed assumption that seat design plays a significant role in pelvis and lumbar outputs. Some of the current seats tested are able to adequately protect both the 50th male and 5th female. Energy attenuation performance varies as a factor of occupant size. Effectiveness of EA mechanism determined by lumbar compression. Future seat designs must account for a wide range of occupant weights. Further understanding of dynamic stroke properties of EA mechanisms and their effect on lumbar compression are key to improving seat designs. Future work Continued interfacing with seat manufacturers to broaden occupant protection range. Record dynamic stroke on all drop tower tests to evaluate correlation between displacement rate and lumbar compression

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE