Accession Number:

ADA220398

Title:

Development of a Microcomputer Based Software System for Use in Crewmember Ejection Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-Aug 1989

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS CO INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A prototype of DYNAMAN, which is an implementation of the Articulated Total Body ATB Model on PCs, has been developed. DYNAMAN is an interactive software which can be used to analyze the dynamics of vehicle occupants and crewmember ejection problems. It is menu driven and is comprised of the preprocessor, the simulation module and the postprocessor. DYNAMAN will run on Intel 80286 based machines with appropriate math coprocessors. The preprocessor allows the analyst to set up, interactively, the input data set for the simulation module. The simulation module accepts input data sets created by the preprocessor and standard ATB-IV.O input data sets and produces picture, plot and print output files. The simulation module also calculates common injury measures such as the Chest Severity Index CSI, Head Severity Index HSI, and Head Injury Criteria HIC. The postprocessor can be used to examine the motion of the vehicle occupant, and to obtain plots of various dynamic variables or to view them as tables. Keywords Mathematical model Computer Software Biodynamics Rigid body dynamics. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE