Manikin Calibration Experiments in Still Water: Drop Tests and Bottom Release Tests

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTest Report
Subjectmanikin; ellipsoids; drop tests; bottom release tests
AbstractThis report describes a series of experiments to address the motion of buoyant ellipsoids in still water. The ellipsoids were sized to represent a human head, an arm and a torso, and were constructed with densities near to the density of water and at half the water density. Drop tests and bottom release tests were performed for different attitudes of the ellipsoids and for a range of release points. Body motions were observed using an underwater video camera and positions were calculated by digital processing of the individual video frames.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5768
NPARC number8895504
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Record identifier5bbdbba0-089a-4258-9001-425ba85a791d
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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