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.
- Prepared in cooperation with Civil Aeromedical Inst., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Webb Associates, Inc., Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Aerospace Medical Research LaboratoryWright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH United States 45433
Washington, DC United States 20590
Civil Aeromedical InstituteOklahoma City, OK United States 73128
Webb Associates, IncorporatedYellow Springs, OH United States 45387
- Chandler, R F
- Clauser, C E
- McConville, J T
- Reynolds, H M
- Young, J W
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 168 p.
- TRT Terms: Aeronautics; Anthropometry; Aviation medicine; Cadavers; Human factors engineering; Inertia (Mechanics); Kinetics; Mass; Moments of inertia; Size; Tables (Data); Weight
- Uncontrolled Terms: Body weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Aerospace medicine; Body; Response
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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