This report consists of three distinct parts. In Part I, a series of computer simulations using the Ward brain model (three dimensional finite elements), which employed two linear, elastic slightly compressible materials, was carried out with or without a small amount of slip. Another simulation using a simplified half cylindrical geometry to investigate further the effect of slip was performed. In Part II, a non-linear model is developed using finite element approach capable of large strain. The model was exercised for static loading on a flat sheet. The result was checked with published results by another method. The program was exercised to simulate gel-like material, and checked with the experimental results. In Part III, the CVS program was modified by adding a Lobdell Mechanical circuit to reflect the deformability. The model was tested for upper and lower torso with encouraging results. Finally, a brief literature survey was made on neck and femur deformability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chi Associates Incorporated

    Arlington, VA  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • SHAMS, T
    • Nguyen, T
    • Aghevli, B
    • Chi, M
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-806 924
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-83-C-07258
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM