Accession Number:

ADA028988

Title:

The Heat Pulse Associated with Escape from an Aircraft at Supersonic Speed.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 18 Nov 75-31 Mar 76,

Corporate Author:

PAYNE INC ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The air-temperature environment in supersonic escape is defined conservatively, and the heat pulse associated with deceleration after escape is calculated. This is compared with data on the human bodys tolerance to short-period heat pulses, using data in the literature and data derived from new experiments to show that thermal injury is not a problem when the escapee is wearing a full pressure suit. Exposed skin may experience pain above a Mach number of four M4, however, and blister above M5. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE