COMPUTER SIMULATION OF HUMAN THORACIC SKELETAL RESPONSE. ABSTRACT SUMMARY REPORT
The general objective of the work is to develop the THORAX program to the point where it has been demonstrated, by favorable comparison with experimental data developed elsewhere, to predict dynamic structural responses and rib fractures for the human cadaver. The work consists of a study and selection of techniques to simulate rib fracture, restraint systems and experimental constraints as well as a total of five simulations of actual cadaver experiments consisting of three with impactors, one with belt restraints and one with an air bag equipped energy absorbing steering column. Documentation of the computer program THORAX is provided.
- See also Vol. 1, PB-276 706.
Franklin InstituteResearch Laboratories, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA USA
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Reddi, M M
- Tsai, H C
- Publication Date: 1977-2
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Cadavers; Collisions; Computer programs; Crash injury research; Dynamic loads; Energy absorption; Forecasting; Fracture mechanics; Fractures (Anatomy); Human factors engineering; Human factors engineering; Impact tests; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Mathematical models; Research; Restraint systems; Safety equipment; Simulation; Steering; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response; Fracture; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Bone fractures; Occupant restraint
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00174738
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-208 Final Rpt., FIRL-F-C4216-1
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01180
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM