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2014-10-03 12:20:57

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The successful crash test of a former Marine helicopter could help lead to safer civilian and military helicopters, according to NASA aeronautics researchers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The full-scale test sent the fuselage and its 15 dummy occupants crashing into the dirt at NASA Langley Research Center's Landing and Impact Research facility in Hampton, Virginia, at about 30 miles an hour. "This...

Helicopter Drop Test
2014-10-03 03:00:28

Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center It's not every day that you see a black and white polka-dotted helicopter hanging in the air, suspended by cables. But then not every day is a crash test day at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. [ Watch the Video: NASA Helicopter Crash Test A Smashing Success ] NASA researchers and others from the military and national and international government agencies spent more than three years preparing for less than 10...

2014-09-24 16:20:48

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year - all in the name of safety. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO News media representatives are invited to observe the drop test, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. EDT (weather permitting) at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. U.S. media members must email Kathy Barnstorff at...

2014-07-07 08:29:59

MUNICH, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New MicroTrack sled test facility measuring 220 meters in length / First M=LIGHT LED lamp series installed / Curb test for ultra-modern side tests The vehicle safety requirements stipulated by institutes such as the New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are becoming more and more stringent and the associated test procedures more complex. As a result, vehicle...

2012-02-09 18:34:01

Preliminary analysis Boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) carry risks of head and neck injuries. Padded gloves and headgear are designed to lessen these risks, primarily those resulting from linear acceleration. But what about other types of impact? To date there has been little testing of rotational acceleration or rotational velocity, and no current rotational head injury scoring system. Knowing that rotational acceleration, rotational velocity, and combined linear-rotation impacts are...


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