Accession Number:

ADA023006

Title:

Energy-Absorbing Materials for Improving Helicopter Crashworthiness.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the program was to identify materials which were not only suitable for structural components but were capable of absorbing energy at acceptable deceleration levels in a crash environment. After review of available materials for their energy absorption capability, five candidate materials were selected and a test program initiated to demonstrate their attenuation properties. Those selected were three types of honeycomb, a rigid foam, and a flexible foam.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE