Evaluation of Biofidelity of Finite Element 50th Percentile Male Human Body Model (GHBMC) under Lateral Shoulder Impact Conditions

The goal of this study was to evaluate the biofidelity of a finite element 50th percentile male human body model (GHBMC) under lateral shoulder impact loading conditions by comparing its responses to those of post mortem human surrogates (PMHS) from literature. The GHBMC model (version: FMB v.4.1.1) was positioned on a rigid seat and the right shoulder of the model was impacted by a rigid impactor in different initial impact speeds and directions (impact speeds: 1.5, 3.0, and 4.4m/s, impact direction: 0°, ‐15°, and +15°). The GHBMC model showed similar impact force time histories to those of the PMHS for the various loading conditions, but predicted less peak shoulder deformation and energy dissipation than those of the PMHS. Since injury risk functions for the shoulder use the shoulder deflection as an injury predictor, the GHBMC model needs to be improved to be able to predict the shoulder injury of PMHS. Therefore, further effort is required to validate the shoulder region of the GHBMC model with focusing on its deformation.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission of the International Council on the Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI). Paper No. IRC-14-57. Alternate title: Assessment of GHBMC shoulder biofidelity in lateral shoulder impact condition using PMHS response.
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  • Authors:
    • Park, Gwansik
    • Kim, Taewung
    • Subit, Damien
    • Donlon, John P
    • Crandall, Jeff R
    • Svenderson, Andy
    • Saunders, Nathaniel
    • Markusic, Craig
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  • Publication Date: 2014


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 480-490
  • Monograph Title: 2014 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings
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  • Accession Number: 01539202
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Sep 26 2014 2:29PM