PROMETHEUS - A USER ORIENTED PROGRAM FOR HUMAN CRASH DYNAMICS

PROMETHEUS is an efficient, user oriented interactive simulation program to study the effects of vehicle crashes on human occupants. A vehicle occupant is modeled as a two dimensional, seven link, mass-spring dynamic system restrained by seat belt and shoulder harness subject to an arbitrary impulsive force. An arbitrary energy absorbing seat interacts with the occupant. Detailed descriptions of how to use the program along with a sample example are presented. The program is designed to operate on the CDC 6600 computer in either a batch or interactive mode.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Computer Program User Manual
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Computer Services, Incorporated

    Space and Military Applications Division
    Seattle, WA  USA 

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217
  • Authors:
    • Twigg, D W
    • Karnes, R N
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 274 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BCS-40038
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-72-C-0223
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM