This paper attempts to establish a correlation between bodily injury and the rate at which energy (power) is transferred to the body. Two head impacts are analyzed to demonstrate the procedures. Equations are developed that relate power to the absolute values of acceleration and the product of momentum and jerk. From the derived mathematical expressions a procedure for analyzing experimental data is given. The appendix contains a computer program for performing the analysis. Lastly arguments are given that predict the ideal processes for changing energy levels. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: 11 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00145249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM