PROCEDURES USED TO GENERATE THREE- AND SIX-YEAR-OLD-CHILD DATA SETS FOR THE ARTICULATED TOTAL BODY MODEL FROM ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA

A class of rigid component, chained system models has been developed to predict relative limb and whole body motion of humans during vehicle crashes and aircraft ejection situations. Members of this class include the 3-D Crash Victim Simulator and the Articulated Total Body Model. Both have similar input data requirements, including individual segment inertial properties, joint locations and their biomechanical characteristics, and contact surface definitions. Currently, the only body class for which a significant amount of such data exist is the adult male. In this paper state-of-the-art techniques are presented for generating ATB Model input data sets for two other body classes, the three- and six-year-old child, from anthropometric data. The anthropometric data on these two classes are unique because dental stone manikins have been developed from them that provide various direct inertia and dimensional data for comparison with the corresponding values developed using these techniques. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dayton University

    Research Institute, 300 College Park Avenue
    Dayton, OH  United States  45409
  • Authors:
    • Leet, D G
  • Publication Date: 1978-5-16

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  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-78-11
  • Contract Numbers: F33615-78-C-0504
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM