Accession Number:

ADA218435

Title:

Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide. Volume 2. Aircraft Design Crash Impact Conditions and Human Tolerance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1986-Aug 1989

Corporate Author:

SIMULA INC PHOENIX AZ

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

This five-volume publication has been compiled to assist design engineers in understanding the design considerations associated with the development of crash-resistant U.S. Army aircraft. A collection of available information and data pertinent to aircraft crash resistance is presented, along with suggested design conditions and criteria. The five volumes of the Aircraft Crash Survival Design guide cover the following topics Volume I - Design Criteria and Checklists Volume II - Aircraft Design Crash Impact Conditions and Human Tolerance Volume III - Aircraft Structural Crash Resistance Volume IV - Aircraft Seats, Restraints, Litters and CockpitCabin Delethalization and Volume V - Aircraft Postcrash Survival. This volume Volume II contains information on the aircraft crash environment, human tolerance to impact, occupant motion during a crash, human anthropometry, and crash test dummies, all of which serves as background for the design information presented in the other volumes. Keywords Crashworthiness, Crash landing, Crash resistance Biodynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE