NASA TECHNICAL ADVANCES IN AIRCRAFT SAFETY
NASA has underway three major research efforts whose results can be used by designers to directly improve aircraft occupant safety. Reliable warning of imminent turbulence encounters will enable flight crew members to alter flight level or route, or prepare for turbulence transit by reducing airspeed and ensuring passenger restraint by seat belt to prevent occupant injury. Likewise, efforts to prevent the outbreak of fire, to promptly detect and extinguish fires, or to control the rate of fire development, should improve the likelihood of occupant survival in fire-threat situations. Finally, improved efficiency of energy absorbing fuselage structure, and seat and occupant restraint system designs should greatly improve the likelihood of surviving crash impact trauma.
- For Meeting held February 27-March 3, 1978.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Enders, J H
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 27 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Aircraft; Atmospheric turbulence; Aviation safety; Clear air turbulence; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Crashworthiness; Fire detection systems; Fire extinguishers; Fire resistance; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Materials; Occupant protection devices; Restraint systems; Seats; Survival
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety; Occupant protection
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft occupant protection; Occupant restraint
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00188593
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780020
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM