SYNTHETIC BONE FOR IMPACT STUDIES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 INTERNATIONAL IRCOBI CONFERENCE ON THE BIOMECHANICS OF IMPACTS, HELD IN STOCKHOLM, 13-15 SEPTEMBER 1989

Research over the past few years has provided the insight necessary for the design of a breakable lower limb to be incorporated into the Hybrid III test dummy. This paper discusses the preliminary design of the artificial bone structure that is to be used in the Analogue Human Leg Structure (AHLS). From a material science viewpoint, natural bone has an excellent strength to weight ratio because it is a fiber-reinforced composite material. Therefore, a polymer composite or a specifically processed liquid crystalline polymer is most appropriate. Our laboratory findings have indicated that a fiber/Hydroxyapatite (HAP) reinforced polyamide can be designed to have certain mechanical properties which are close to those measured for bone. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 826430.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • SNIDER, J N
    • Fuller, P M
    • Wasserman, J
    • Benson, R
    • Kress, T
    • Tucker, G
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM