Accession Number:

ADA082513

Title:

Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide. Volume 5. Aircraft Postcrash Survival

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1977-Sep 1979

Corporate Author:

SIMULA INC TEMPE AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

226.0

Abstract:

This five-volume document has been assembled to assist design engineers in understanding the problems associated with the development of crashworthy U.S. Army aircraft. Contained herein are not only a collection of available information and data pertinent to aircraft crashworthiness but suggested design conditions and criteria as well. The five volumes cover the following topics 1 Design Criteria and Checklists 2 Aircraft Crash Environment and Human Tolerance 3 Aircraft Structural Crashworthiness 4 Aircraft Seats, Restraints, and Litters and 5 Aircraft Postcrash Survival. This volume Volume V contains information on the aircraft postcrash environment and design techniques that can be used to reduce postcrash hazards. Topics include the postcrash fire environment, crashworthy fuel systems, ignition source control, fire behavior of interior materials, ditching survival, emergency escape, and crash locator beacons.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE