Accession Number : ADA313660

Title :   Anthropomorphic Dummies for Crash and Escape System Testing (Mannequins Anthropometriques Utilises lors des Tests D'Impact et d'Ejection).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA313660

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : Anthropomorphic dummies are mechanical surrogates of the human body. Dummies are also called anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs) and manikins. They are used as test devices by the automotive and aircraft industries and regulatory bodies, and the military to evaluate vehicle safety in crash and escape system environments. Dummies are designed to perform two basic functions. Earlier versions were used strictly for loading the vehicle dynamically, and required only weight and size in their design. The second type of dummy, used to assess type and severity of injury, is designed to mimic human dynamic impact response. These dummies require a sensor suite of instrumentation to measure impact loading of different body parts to assess injury risk (1.1 & 1.2).

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *EJECTION SEATS, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *ESCAPE SYSTEMS, *PASSENGER VEHICLES, *ANTHROPOLOGY, TEST AND EVALUATION, NATO, MEASUREMENT, AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, RISK, IMPACT, HUMANS, LOADS(FORCES), DYNAMIC RESPONSE, TEST EQUIPMENT, RESPONSE, WEIGHT, FRANCE, FRENCH LANGUAGE, SAFETY, PARTS, HUMAN BODY, VEHICLES, MANNEQUINS, AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, CRASH INJURIES.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE