publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Aircraft crash survivability from viscous injury in vertical impacts

Barth, Thomas H.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2009
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This research investigated viscous injury from vertical impact loading to determine if it is critical to survivability of aircraft accidents. A unique database was built from autopsy reports and accident investigations combining injury data with the vehicle impact data. Computer models were created and used to assess injury potential. Common design limits and actual crash data from full scale research experiments were used as inputs. The results were analyzed according to published injury thresholds and compared with real accident autopsies to determine the validity of the hypothesis. Heart and Aortic Injury (HAI) has been considered a critical survivability fac...
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