A DIGITAL SIMULATION TECHNIQUE FOR CRASHWORTHY ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT SEATS
A new digital computer program has been developed for crashworthy analysis of seating systems in light aircraft. The program utilizes a three-dimensional mathematical model of a seat, occupant, and restraint system to predict the effectiveness of the seat and restraint system in protecting the occupant from the injurious environment of a survivable crash. Input data include detailed descriptions of the seat and restraint system designs. The Three-dimensional response of the occupant is predicted for any given set of aircraft impact conditions, impacts of occupant extremities against cabin surfaces are recorded, and the injury potential for a given case is measured in terms of various criteria. The paper includes descriptions of the mathematical development of the model and the organization of the computer program.
New York, NY USA 10017
- LAANANEN, D H
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Constraints; Crash injury research; Crashworthiness; Digital computers; Impact studies; Mathematical models; Seats; Simulation; Vehicle occupants
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00264327
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper Mo. 740371
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM