Computer Analysis of Ejection under Deceleration.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT
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Although escape system technology has progressed substantially in the last 25 years, the principal method of development of new systems has employed the experimental approach. The experimental results, have, of course, been augmented by reconstructive efforts conducted in the course of accidentincident investigations. Due to the high cost of experiments in this field, it is impractical to test the enormous variety of conditions under which escape systems have to perform their functions. Results from accidentincident reconstruction a priori suffer from incompleteness and a necessary element of speculation. In view of these problems associated with obtaining high quality information of escape system performance, it has become highly desirable to employ the method of computer simulation to assess the interaction between aircraft, escape systems and man. Using computer simulation, it is feasible to examine escape system performance to predict the consequences of engineering modifications over the entire spectrum of operating conditions. This report is an example application of relatively low cost data obtained by computer analysis.
- Escape, Rescue and Survival