FREEFALL; A LAUNCH PREDICTION MODEL FOR FREE-FALL LIFEBOATS (REVISED). DOCUMENTATION; FINAL REPT
This report discusses research that was conducted to develop a mathematical model that can be used to predict the launch behavior of free-fall lifeboats. Numerical procedures for evaluating the different phases of the free-fall launch have been presented and are discussed. Two methods to infer the potential of an acceleration field to cause human injury, although not a part of this research, are also discussed. Operating information, documentation, and source code for the Lifeboat Analysis System (LAS) are presented in an Appendix to the report.
- For system on diskette, see PB94-500683. Prepared in cooperation with Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Civil Engineering. Sponsored by Coast Guard, Washington, DC.
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- Nelson, J K
- Hirsch, T J
- Publication Date: 1991-4-1
- Pagination: 170 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Documents; Forecasting; Injuries; Launching; Lifeboats; Marine safety; Mathematical models; Safety equipment
- Uncontrolled Terms: Documentation
- Old TRIS Terms: Free fall models
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00666493
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: REPT-3S-90
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 3 2002 12:00AM