Accession Number : AD0761490

Title :   Analysis of Air Resistance Effects on the Velocity of Falling Human Beings,

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

Personal Author(s) : Cotner,J. Sidney

Report Date : 08 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A clear understanding of the aerospace environment's effect on the human body allows one to define exposure criteria, to establish human tolerance limits, and to develop protection principles or techniques to extend man's ability in the environment. Toward the foregoing objective there is a constant search for definition of the mechanical force field in which flying personal operate. One of the most commonly encountered environmental stresses on the human body is transient acceleration, or impact. The paper deals with impact velocity of free-falling humans and how this velocity is modified by air resistance. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, DRAG), (*DRAG, IMPACT SHOCK), IMPACT, VELOCITY, HUMANS, HUMAN BODY, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), BIOPHYSICS, SPACE BIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE