Pedestrian Injuries: Viscoelastic Properties of Human Knee Ligaments at High Loading Rates

Collisions between pedestrians and an automobiles are quite common, and quite often lead to severe lower extremity pedestrian injuries. This study's goal is to investigate the viscoelestic properties of the four major human knee ligaments at loading rates representative for pedestrian-automobile collisions. This paper provides new data for the structural viscoelastic behavior of the four major human knee ligaments at a large range of knee distraction rates. The range of rates includes rates representative for ligament loading in pedestrian-automobile collisions. It can be employed to validate detailed finite element models of the human lower extremity and to derive constitutive equations for these models.

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    • van Dommelen, J A W
    • Jolandan, M Minary
    • Ivarsson, B J
    • Millington, S A
    • Raut, M
    • Kerrigan, R J
    • Crandall, J R
    • Diduch, D R
  • Publication Date: 2005-9


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  • Accession Number: 01004187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2005 3:23PM