Accession Number:

ADA218438

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1986-Aug 1989

Corporate Author:

SIMULA INC PHOENIX AZ

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

219.0

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 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. Keywords Crashworthiness Ditching.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE