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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Vol. 1, PB-276 706.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Franklin Institute

    Research Laboratories, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA  USA 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Reddi, M M
    • Tsai, H C
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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