DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF HUMAN AND PRIMATE HEAD AND NECK TO +GY IMPACT ACCELERATION

The report presents the first study of human and chimpanzee response to lateral (+Gy) impact acceleration with three dimensional inertial instrumentation of the head and of the first thoracic vertebral (T1) body. Thirty-four human experiments using six volunteers are reported. The experiments ranged from 2 G to 7.5G peak sled acceleration. Twelve chimpanzee experiments with head and T1 measurement systems identical to those used on human subjects were conducted, and ranged from 6 G to 20 G peak sled acceleration. The data for all experiments are presented. The human lateral response is considerably different from the -Gx response previously reported. There are also major differences between human and chimpanzee response. The implications of the data for modeling and the validation of such models are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

    Pensacola, FL  USA 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • EWING, C L
    • Thomas, D J
    • Lustick, L
    • Willems, G C
    • Muzzy, W H
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: 758 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-058
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00852
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2003 12:00AM