Analysis of opening shock of a chest mounted reserve parachute.

Abstract

The effect of opening shock of a chest-mounted reserve parachute on the head/neck dynamics is studied. Comparisons are made with similar effects of a back-mounted reserve parachute. The analysis employs a biodynamic computer model developed in earlier research. The results show that there are significant advantages of a chest-mounted over a back-mounted reserve parachute.

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@article{Khader1987AnalysisOO, title={Analysis of opening shock of a chest mounted reserve parachute.}, author={G A Khader and Ronald L. Huston}, journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering}, year={1987}, volume={109 2}, pages={121-5} }