INVESTIGATION OF INERTIAL PROPERTIES OF THE HUMAN BODY

Knowledge of the anthropometric parameters of the human body is essential for understanding of human kinetics and particularly for the design and testing of impact protective systems. Considerable information is available on the size, weight and center of mass of the body and its segments. The report supplements existing information with data regarding mass distribution characteristics of the human body as described by the principal moments of inertia and their orientation to body and segment anthropometry. The weight, center of mass location and principal moments of inertia of six cadavers were measured, the cadavers were then segmented and the mass, center of mass, moments of inertia and volume were measured on the fourteen segment from each cadaver.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Civil Aeromedical Inst., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Webb Associates, Inc., Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH  USA  45433

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Civil Aeromedical Institute

    Oklahoma City, OK  USA  73128

    Webb Associates, Incorporated

    Yellow Springs, OH  USA  45387
  • Authors:
    • Chandler, R F
    • Clauser, C E
    • McConville, J T
    • Reynolds, H M
    • Young, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-TR-74-137 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-017-2-315-1A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM