Accession Number : AD0283601

Title :   HELMET DESIGN CRITERIA. BASED ON THE U.S. ARMY APH-5 HELMET EVALUATION

Corporate Author : AVIATION SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH PHOENIX AZ

Personal Author(s) : SCHNEIDER, DANIEL J ; WALHOUT, GERRIT J

PDF Url : AD0283601

Report Date : Apr 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Head injury is a common occurrence in aircraftACCIDENTS. Because of the seriousness of this injury in its production of residual brain damage, death, and disfigurement, it is of paramount importance that all necessary steps be taken in the way of prevention and protection to alleviate the occurrence of these disastrous conditions. This report provides a discussion of: (1) The problem and significance of head injury in aircraft accidents, (2) The pathology of head injuries, (3) The requirements of protective devices of the head against traumatic injury, (4) The characteristics of the presently employed Army helmet, the APH-5. (5) Injury patterns as they occur in Army accidents relative to specific deficiencies of the APH-5 helmet, and (6) Recommendations and concepts for resolution of the deficiency manifest in the APH-5. Several accident cases involving the APH-5 are discussed.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *HELMETS, AVIATION INJURIES, AVIATION SAFETY, DEFORMATION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, IMPACT SHOCK, MODEL TESTS, STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE