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crashworthiness

The ability of an aircraft structure and components to withstand damage caused in a crash without severely injuring occupants or preventing their escape from a wreckage.
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According to prime contractor, Bell Helicopter/Textron, of Fort Worth, Texas, new safety features will include additional armor for crew protection, improved crashworthy seating and self-sealing fuel cells that decrease chances of igniting leaking fuel if the aircraft is hit.
Like buckling a safety belt, driving a crashworthy car or wearing a gun, it seemed paranoid sometimes -- right until I needed it.
As a leader in survivability systems for land, air and naval applications, BAE Systems is developing lifesaving products to protect occupants, including crashworthy seating systems; ceramic and transparent armor technologies; integrated vehicle armor systems; vehicle and aircraft survivability components and accessories; as well as soldier protection equipment used around the world.
Tenders are invited for Clear Polycarbonate Transparent Molded Cover Suitable For 2 Feet X 18 Watts, Sunken Type Twin Fluorescent Light Fitting Used In The Roof Of Crashworthy Tl Coaches, Conforming To Icf Drawing No.
When contractors and businesses put these barriers in place, it's for the purpose of protecting people and property," noted TTI Assistant Agency Director Dean Alberson, manager of the Institute's Crashworthy Structures Program.
While crashworthy cushions are tough on the rump, new configurations are improving endurance, and NavAir is continuing enhancement efforts.
The train has several safety features such as fire retardant upholstery on the seats, as well as a crashworthy design.
Since accidents or collisions, no matter who was at fault or who caused the accident, are a foreseeable part of the use of vehicles, reasonably designed, properly functioning safety devices or designs may be required to make a vehicle crashworthy.
When using the computer and DYNA3D, the objective is to make man-made roadside structures and features more crashworthy -- that is, to ensure that they are capable of transferring the high-speed collision energy from the colliding vehicle to the structure/feature in a controlled manner so that the vehicle slows or stops, the vehicle remains upright, and the occupants experience minor or no injuries.
Earlier this year, BAE Systems won an $8 million contract to develop, test and install more than 85 crashworthy seat systems to enhance the survivability of C-130s.
In August of 2013, NASA evaluated a number of crashworthy concepts C seats, restraints and the type of crash test dummies used to certify equipment inside aircraft.