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TitleExperimental and theoretical modelling of head impact: influence of head modelling
AuthorsWillinger R, Guimberteau T, McLean AJ, Anderson RWG, Farmer MJB
Year1996
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThe objective of this study is to propose an experimental and analytical method to analyse head impact which uses a more realistic model of the head than a single mass model. In the experimental components of the study, a Hybrid III dummy head and the recently published dummy head "Bimass 150" was dropped on to beams with different characteristics. The analytical component of the study consists of the mathematical construction of a lumped parameter model of the head which distinguishes the brain from other masses in the head and model of the head which use a single mass. The simulation of the impact of these models with a mathematical model of a beam are then compared to the previous experimental data. We conclude that the experimental or analytical modelling of the head mechanical behaviour has an important influence on the structure response and that this has to be taken into consideration in the analysis of structure aggressiveness.
PublisherInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury
Publisher CityZurich
Conference NameInternational IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impacts
Conference AbbreviationIRCOBI
Conference LocationDublin, Ireland
Conference Date11-13 September 1996
Page Range21-34
Page Count14
NotesAvailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Willinger R, Guimberteau T, McLean AJ, Anderson RWG, Farmer MJB (1996) 'Experimental and theoretical modelling of head impact: influence of head modelling', Proceedings of International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impacts, pp 21-34.