Accession Number : ADP005816

Title :   Madymo Crash Victim Simulations: A Flight Safety Application,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wismans, J. ; Giffioen, J. A.

Report Date : DEC 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : MADYMO is a computer program for two- or three-dimensional simulation of human body gross motions. The program has been developed particularly for crash analyses. In the past years the program has been applied and validated extensively for vehicle safety research. In this paper an application is described in the field of flight safety: the simulation of a space shuttle crew escape system. In the field of flight safety research the simulation of human body response and injuries resulting from abrupt acceleration changes and impacts is of vital importance to evaluate and improve restraint systems, crash safety devices and emergency escape systems. Most of this work is done by means of experiments using instrumented dummies, human cadavers and occasionally also animals and volunteers. Due to the rapid developments both in computer hardware and software it is expected that the whole-body response computer models will be applied more and more in this field. (JES)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MANNED SPACECRAFT, CRASH RESISTANCE.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE