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HeliSafe: Improved Occupant Crash Safety in Helicopters

Lützenburger, M. and Johnson, A.F. (2003) HeliSafe: Improved Occupant Crash Safety in Helicopters. 4th International KRASH Users’ Seminar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2 – 4, 2003.

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Abstract

The objective of the European consortium project HeliSafe is to improve the survivability of occupants in helicopter crashes and to minimise the risk of injuries. This is achieved by an advanced cabin safety system concept based on interacting safety features such as enhanced safety seats, improved belt systems and deployment of airbags. A key feature of HeliSafe is the application of numerical simulation tools to predict cabin and occupant response to crash loads in order to design and optimise the layout of the safety system. In the project, crash scenarios were analysed and aviation relevant human injury criteria defined. A safety analysis and simulation software concept covering the interaction of all relevant safety equipment was defined and validated. Comprehensive full scale sled tests on a generic helicopter mock-up with an enhanced FAA Hybrid III dummy and novel safety features were carried out. The paper gives a brief overview on HeliSafe with emphasis on DLR’s contribution to the project which includes the simulation of the different crash scenarios with the programs DRI-KRASH and MADYMO.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:HeliSafe: Improved Occupant Crash Safety in Helicopters
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Lützenburger, M.UNSPECIFIED
Johnson, A.F.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2003
Status:Published
Keywords:crash, safety, occupant, simulation, KRASH, MADYMO, helicopter
Event Title:4th International KRASH Users’ Seminar, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2 – 4, 2003
Organizer:NLR / Dynamic Response Incorporated
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 22:35

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