Re: airbag anyone??

Date:         10 Dec 97 04:05:05 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> >i have been wondering whether it would be practical to have airbag
> >installed on an airliner to increase the chance of survival.
>
> I'd expect survivable airliner accidents to be relatively low G, at
> least along the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, as there are lots
> of crumple zones.  The need for the greater upper body restraint
> offered by airbags (or shoulder belts) would therefore be reduced.
> Basically, an airbag would be an expensive and complex solution to a
> problem which may not exist.

Since the airbaigs will all blow up at the same moment the available
volume for the air in the a/c will be reduced in a few milliseconds.
Guess what happens ...

Rgds,
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