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TitleAccelerations relevant to blunt trauma: theory and data
AuthorsHutchinson TP
Year2015
TypeJournal Article
AbstractMaximum acceleration and the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) are both used as indicators of likely head injury severity. A dataset has previously been published of impacts of an instrumented missile on four ground surfaces having a layer of between 0 and 16 cm of sand. The dataset is compared with recently-developed theory that predicts power-function dependence of maximum acceleration and HIC on drop height. That prediction was supported by the data. The surfaces differed in respect of the exponents estimated.
Journal TitleIndustrial Health
Journal Volume (Issue)53
Page Range176-177

Reference
Hutchinson TP (2015) 'Accelerations relevant to blunt trauma: theory and data', Industrial Health, 53, pp 176-177.