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Titre du Document
Effect of high +gz accelerations on the left ventricle
La modélisation des conditions de sécurité des équipages : applications, limitations et cahiers des charges
Auteur(s)
BEHDINAN K. ; TABARROK B. ; FRASER W. D.
Résumé
During certain manoeuvers, fighter pilots are subjected to high accelerations reaching 10g levels. The effect of this acceleration on the left ventricle is most severe when it is directed along the body Z axis. Under such accelerations it is difficult for the heart to function and supply the body with blood and further more there is concern that the heart may suffer tissue tear as a result of high stresses on the heart tissue. In this study a detailed finite element analysis is carried out to determine the stress state of the left ventricle under high Gz loading. To develop the FE model, surface geometry data was acquired from view Point Data Lab in Utah. The surface data for the interior and the exterior of the left ventricle was then used with a software from XYZ Scientific Application Inc. of Livermore to develop a 3D FE model. The model is made up of 3830 solid elements with three layers between the inner and the outer surfaces. Finite element results for deflections, strains and stresses are obtained for a number of acceleration levels. The analysis accounts for geometric nonlinearities and uses the updated Lagrangian method in the MARC finite element program.
Editeur
Research and Technology Organization
Type du document
Conférence : RTO Human Factors and Medicine panel. Specialists' meeting, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH, USA, 1998-10-26
Identifiant
ISSN : ISBN : 92-837-1017-7
Source
RTO Meeting proceedings A. 1999, vol. 20, pp. 15.1-15.9 [bibl. : 28 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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