Procedures for Using the AMANDA Model in Acceleration Response Studies (Tutorial by Example)

Report No. ARL-TR-3333
Authors: Owen P. Litt
Date/Pages: September 2004; 22 pages
Abstract: This report describes the procedures for using the AMANDA model in acceleration response studies. It includes processing of acceleration time-history data for inputting the data into AMANDA and applying AMANDA, which predicts head, chest, and pelvis acceleration, in order to predict injury. The ORCA modeling system is a computer software package that provides a comprehensive standardized casualty assessment methodology associated with weapon-induced injuries. It also includes recommended improvements to enhance Amanda model capabilities within the ORCA modeling system. Sets of acceleration time-history data from a live-fire test are included as an example in order to enhance the clarity of the described procedure.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2004