Injury Criteria for Obliquely Oriented Aircraft Seats

With the introduction of aircraft seats mounted obliquely to the aircraft centerline, it is important to ensure that occupants of obliquely oriented seats are afforded the same level of protection currently provided to occupants of conventional seats. This project will determine the injury mechanisms and human impact tolerance levels and methods of predicting occupant injuries in obliquely facing seats during a survivable crash. This includes evaluating the unique occupant kinematics and loading that could occur in impacts involving oblique seat installations. Tasks include identifying loading conditions that cannot be adequately assessed using existing forward or lateral injury criteria and determining the injury mechanisms and human impact tolerance levels and methods of predicting occupant injuries in obliquely facing seats during a survivable crash.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      13-G-005

      17-G-002

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

      800 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Civil Aerospace Medical Institute-Federal Aviation Administration

      P.O. Box 25082
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73125
    • Project Managers:

      Moorcroft, David

    • Performing Organizations:

      Civil Aerospace Medical Institute-Federal Aviation Administration

      P.O. Box 25082
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73125
    • Principal Investigators:

      Moorcroft, David

    • Start Date: 20130315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230602
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01844919
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
    • Contract Numbers: 13-G-005, 17-G-002
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: May 6 2022 5:26PM