Accession Number : AD0740446

Title :   Some Aspects of Biodynamic Modelling for Aircraft Escape Systems,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Payne,Peter R.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : In today's high-speed aircraft there is little possibility of escape unless an ejection seat or capsule is employed, and future flight envelopes are extending to the point where even an escape seat may be inadequate, partly because of the injuries caused by wind blast, and partly because the amount of vertical acceleration required to clear the aircraft structure (usually the fin) may be so great that the seat occupant will be seriously injured by the escape system itself. A biodynamic model of the human body is presented in order to study the tolerances to aircraft ejection.

Descriptors :   (*AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY)), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), EJECTION, EJECTION SEATS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, BIOPHYSICS, MODELS(SIMULATIONS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, HUMAN BODY, HUMANS, (U)HUMANS

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE