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A Simple Comparison of the Characteristics of Energy-Absorbing Foams for Use in Safety Cushions in Glider Cockpit Environments

C. Jackson, A. J. Emck, M. J. Hunston, P. C. Jarvis, A. Firmin


A simple comparison was made between different energy-absorbing foam combinations for use as safety cushions in cramped, glider cockpits.  The most comfortable combination of Confor C47 and C45 was found to be better than the viscoelastic Sunmate X-Firm product, marketed as Dynafoam in the UK, and which has hitherto been the well-accepted, safety-cushion product.



Materials; Training and Safety; Health; Physiology

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