SUBLETHAL INJURY PATTERNS IN THE BABOON RESTRAINED WITH A THREE-POINT HARNESS (-GX IMPACT)

Tests were conducted with adult male baboon subjects restrained in a three-point restraint harness designed to provide impact protection in the -Gx direction. The objective of the research was to identify the first modes of injury with variations of the webbing properties of this harness and not the maximum G level that can be tolerated. The tests revealed the first modes of injury associated with the lap belt portion of the restraint and the first modes associated with the shoulder strap. Pathology was rated using the Abbreviated Injury Scale. Impact levels were 30, 40 and 50 G at velocities ranging from 47.3 to 67.5 feet per second. Five types of harness materials were used. Suggestions were made for improving the harness configuration and the need to develop new response measures was identified.

  • 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
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-TR-76-76, DOT-HS-802-247
  • Contract Numbers: F33615-74-C-4050,, F33615-73-C-4157
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2003 12:00AM