DEVELOPMENT OF A FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OF THE HUMAN NECK FOR WHIPLASH SIMULATION

A finite element model of the human neck that consists of the vertebral bodies, internal discs, ligaments and muscles has been developed in this study. Not only representing the precise geometry of the human body parts, this study also focused on the muscular response during impacts. A spring-dashpot model has been introduced to activate muscle elements in the head-neck-thorax complex. The evaluation process of the model was divided into two steps. In the first step, the head responses of the neck model were examined while the input was given to the T1 motion and some other connecting points. The complete upper body motion was simulated in the second step by modelling a seat system mounted on a sled. The simulation results showed good agreement with the experimental data and suggested that the model well simulates the head and neck kinematics and responses. For the covering abstract see ITRD E825082.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF JAPAN

    1-3-1, KASUMIGASEKI, CHIYODA-KU
    TOKYO,   Japan  100-8901
  • Authors:
    • Kobayashi, S
    • KITAGAWA, Y
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM