REVIEW OF HEAD ROTATIONAL MEASUREMENTS DURING BIOMECHANICAL IMPACT TESTS
The report reviews methods used to measure head rotation during biomechanical impact tests. It reviews the nine linear accelerometer configuration to measure angular acceleration, and discusses angular velocity sensors as alternatives to the nine accelerometer configuration. These methods will be evaluated in terms of weight and of accuracy in establishing angular acceleration, velocity and displacement.
- Prepared in cooperation with New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Physical Science Lab.
Washington, DC United States 20590
New Mexico State University, Las CrucesPhysical Science Laboratory
Las Cruces, NM United States 88801
- Johnson, A K
- HU, A S
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 44 p.
- TRT Terms: Accelerators (Devices); Accelerometers; Angular acceleration; Angular velocity; Biophysics; Calibration; Crash tests; Dislocation (Geology); Head; Kinematics; Linear control systems; Measurement; Rotation; Set forward force
- Old TRIS Terms: Impact acceleration; Linear accelerators
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00167135
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802568 Tech Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 9 1978 12:00AM