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TitleHead impact modelling using computer accident simulation based on cadaver records
AuthorsGarrett M
Year1996
TypeConference Paper
AbstractComputer simulation of specific pedestrian-car impacts was performed in order to estimate head impact velocities. These estimates will be used in physical tests to obtain force estimates, which will be correlated with actual brain damage evident in the crash victims studied. It is hoped this will lead to a better understanding of the relationship between these factors. The computer model is based upon published human joint data and the body geometry of the cadaver. One of the major unknowns and obstacles in obtaining an accurate estimate is the lack of information regarding the position of the pedestrian at the instant of impact. However, close examination of the injuries evident on the cadaver, when taken with information from eye-witness and police reports, reveal the probable position of the victim and give confidence in the results. Thus modelling based on forensic evidence in combination with physical testing can lead to accurate head impact force estimates.
Conference Name24th International workshop on human subjects for biomechanical research
Conference LocationAlbuquerque, USA
Conference Date3 November 1996
Page Count12
NotesAvailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Garrett M (1996) 'Head impact modelling using computer accident simulation based on cadaver records', 24th International workshop on human subjects for biomechanical research, Albuquerque, USA, 3 November 1996.