Accession Number : ADA290196

Title :   Biodynamic Simulation of Pilot Interaction with a Helicopter Multiairbag Restraint System,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Strawn, Gregory ; Alem, Nabih M.

PDF Url : ADA290196

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The introduction of airbags into the helicopter cockpit has raised the issue of acceptable limits on the weights of helmet-supported devices which can be tolerated safely by the aviator. It is hypothesized that, if the acceptable injury risk associated with current helmet-supported weights were reduced with the use of airbags, then an increase in the helmet weight would not necessarily increase the injury risk above what is acceptable without an airbag. To test this hypothesis, a biodynamic simulation software, Dynaman, is used. But first, the data set which describes the crash scenario must be developed. The results of the simulations are described in a separate report. This report describes the input data set required by Dynaman to simulate the interaction of a helicopter pilot with a multiairbag system during a simulated crash.

Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS, *AIR DROP OPERATIONS, *HELMETS, *BAGS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DATA PROCESSING, INPUT, SCENARIOS, SIMULATION, RISK, COCKPITS, INTERACTIONS, PILOTS, WEIGHT, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, RESTRAINT, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, HYPOTHESES, CRASHES, BIODYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE