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Author DeWeese, Rick.

Title Assessment of injury potential in aircraft side-facing seats using the ES-2 anthropomorphic test dummy [electronic resource] / Richard DeWeese [and others].

Imprint Washington, DC : Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine, [2007]

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  TD 4.210:07/13    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (30 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
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Note Title from PDF title screen (viewed on Aug. 19, 2009).
"May 2007."
"DOT/FAA/AM-07-13."
Work accomplished under approved Task: PSRLAB. AV9100.
Access APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE.
Summary A project was conducted to assess the injury potential of current side facing aircraft seat configurations using the ES-2 Anthropomorphic Test Dummy proposed for use in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The ability of inflatable restraint systems to mitigate injuries in these configurations was also assessed. Impact sled tests were conducted at the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute using a side-facing sofa fixture with cushion construction representative of current business jets. The tests simulated three typical seating configurations: occupant in the middle seat, occupant seated next to a rigid wall, and occupant seated next to an armrest end closure. Two types of restraints were evaluated: a three-point body centered conventional restraint with inertia reel and a similar restraint incorporating a new inflatable shoulder restraint (airbag). The test conditions were the 16g, 44 ft/s, horizontal impact specified in 14 CFR 25.562 but without yaw. Test setup techniques were developed to ensure consistent occupant positioning. Test repeatability was assessed for some test conditions. The suitability of the ES-2 for use in aircraft seat testing was evaluated. Injury criteria were calculated from the data gathered during the tests, including criteria currently published in the Federal Aviation Regulations and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards such as the Head Injury Criteria, upper torso restraint loads, Thoracic Trauma Index, and peak lateral pelvis acceleration. Other research criteria and those identified in proposed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards were also calculated. These criteria included neck forces and moments, Preliminary Lateral Nij, Viscous Criteria, rib deflection, abdominal forces, public force, upper spine acceleration, and femur torsion. Results were analyzed to identify criteria relevant for aviation use and seating and restraint system configurations that indicated potential improvements in occupant protection for side-facing seats.
Subject Aircraft accidents.
Impact tests.
Wounds and injuries.
Anthropometry.
Crashworthiness.
Aircraft seats.
Test and evaluation.
United states government.
Head(anatomy)
Regulations.
Torsion.
Jet aircraft.
Cushioning.
Bones.
Spinal column.
Trauma.
Shoulders(anatomy)
Inflatable structures.
Thorax.
Deflection.
Commercial aircraft.
Aircraft accidents. (OCoLC)fst00802778
Commercial and General Aviation.
Safety Engineering.
Medicine and Medical Research.
Indexed Term INJURY CRITERIA
SIDE FACING SEAT
FMVSS NO. 214
INFLATABLE RESTRAINT
Added Author United States. Office of Aerospace Medicine.
Other Form: Print version: Assessment of injury potential in aircraft side-facing seats using the ES-2 anthropomorphic test dummy iii, 16, 10 p. (OCoLC)153922316
Standard No. DTICE ADA468006
Gpo Item No. 0431-E-04 (online)
Sudoc No. TD 4.210:07/13

 
    
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