A full-scale crash test of the Sikorsky Advanced Composite Airframe Program (ACAP) helicopter was performed in 1999 to generate experimental data for correlation with a crash simulation developed using an explicit nonlinear, transient dynamic finite element code. The airframe was the residual flight test hardware from the ACAP program. For the test, the aircraft was outfitted with two crew and two troop seats, and four anthropomorphic test dummies. While the results of the impact test and crash simulation have been documented fairly extensively in the literature, the focus of this paper is to present the detailed occupant response data obtained from the crash test and to correlate the results with injury prediction models. These injury models include the Dynamic Response Index (DRI), the Head Injury Criteria (HIC), the spinal load requirement defined in FAR Part 27.562(c), and a comparison of the duration and magnitude of the occupant vertical acceleration responses whole-body acceleration tolerance curve.K., iriramii a#39;valuaTesl, a#39; Form Approved REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE OMB No. ... Brinkley, J. W. and Shaffer, J. T., Ia#39;Dynamic Simulation Techniques for the Design of Escape Systems: Current ... Mertz, H. J., aquot;injury assessment values used to evaluate Hybrid lll response measurements, aquot; NlHTSA Docket 74-14, Noticeanbsp;...
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