Mass Properties Test Procedure for Manikin Headforms and Helmet Systems
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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The mathematical modeling and comparison of manikin headforms and helmet systems requires that the mass properties be accurately determined. The specific properties that must be known are the weight, center of gravity location, magnitudes of the principal moments of inertia and orientation of the principal axes. This data is compared to the specifications of a specific program and also provides insight into issues such as helmet comfortfit, fatigue and head accelerationsneck forces during ejection or emergency landings. The Mass Properties M.P. System and associated software, provide a relatively simple method for measuring these mass properties. This document is intended for use by persons responsible for operating the M.P. System. Included in this report are theoretical calculations, a description of materials required, and step-by-step procedures for system set-up, calibration and determination of weight, center of gravity, and magnitude and orientation of the principal mass moments of inertia.... Mass properties, Helmets, Headform.
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