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Seat Experiment Results of Full-Scale Transport Aircraft Controlled Impact Demonstration.
Final rept. Jan-Jul 85,
RMS TECHNOLOGIES INC TREVOSE PA
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This report describes the results of the Federal Aviation Administration FAA seat experiments tested in the joint FAANASA Controlled Impact Demonstration CID. Twenty-three seats were placed on the test aircraft. Thirteen seats were modifications of existing transport seats which were designed structurally to improve their crashworthiness. The remaining experiments were unmodified standard seats which included seven light and heavy-weight forward-facing seats, two aft-facing seats, and one flight attendant seat. Three additional seat experiments were placed onboard the test aircraft two by NASA, and one by a private contractor. Onboard instrumentation was placed at specific locations to obtain data pertaining to airframe structural loads and seatoccupant response. Accelerometers were attached to the airframe and floor structure, the seat experiments, and the anthropomorphic dummies occupying the seats. The data base resulting from the test was intended for validating crash prediction models and occupantseat dynamic simulation models. Keywords Human tolerance, Impact dynamics, Crash environment, Controlled impact demonstration.
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