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Helicopter Crashworthiness: A Chronological Review of ResearchRelated to Water Impact from 1982 to 2006

By Kevin Hughes and James C. Campbell


This paper discusses in detail the contributions made in the field of water impact from 1982 to 2006 and provides a summaryof the major theoretical, experimental, and numerical accomplishments, up to and including the latest present-day Europeanprograms on helicopter water crashworthiness. A summary of the major findings is presented, and their importance to thedirection of water crashworthiness development is discussed, together with recommendations for future research

Topics: Helicopter Crashworthiness Water Impact Ditching
Publisher: American Helicopter Society Inc
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.4050/JAHS.53.429
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Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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