Mass distribution properties of the human body and its fourteen primary segments were measured in three dimensions using six male cadavers. Data collected include anthropometry, mass, center of mass, and the principal moments of inertia. The principal moments of inertia were computed using a 3 x 3 matrix of values derived from simple pendulum measurements about six nonparallel axes. Anatomical segmentation procedures used are emphasized and compared with those in previous investigations. In addition, comparisons of the measured data with extant data in the literature on the whole body and its segments are presented and discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report is from the Conference of Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, February 24-28, 1975, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Reynolds, H M
    • Clauser, C E
    • McCorville, J
    • Chandler, R
    • Young, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750424
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM