FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF THE HUMAN HEAD UNDER IMPACT CONDITIONS

The objective of this thesis is to develop a three-dimensional (3D) finite element model (FEM) of the human head, and to assess the importance of boundary and interface conditions, the level of geometrical detail to which the various structures are modeled, and the influence of variation of the material properties of brain tissue on the results. Conclusively, the simulation of head impact is actually possible and numerical results have been shown to agree with experimental findings.

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    Eindhoven University of Technology

    Urban Planning Group, P. O. Box 513, Vertigo 8th Floor
    Eindhoven,   Netherlands  5600 MB
  • Authors:
    • CLAESSENS, MHA
  • Publication Date: 1997

Language

  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: VIII+137p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00799562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-386-0369-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM