EVALUATION OF THE VALIDITY OF THE TIBIA FRACTURE ASSESSMENT USING THE UPPER TIBIA ACCELERATION EMPLOYED IN THE TRL LEGFORM IMPACTOR

The upper tibia acceleration of the TRL legform impactor has been used as an injury criterion of the tibia fracture to a pedestrian due to direct loading. In this research, its validity was evaluated by using two different analysis approaches. The results showed that the tibia acceleration of the TRL legform impactor has significantly low correlation with the bending moment exerted on a middle third of the human tibia. It was also found that the tibia acceleration poorly correlates with middle third tibia fractures observed in car-pedestrian accidents as a result of reanalysis of a past accident reconstruction study using the impactor. For the covering abstract see ITRD E143807.

  • Authors:
    • KONOSU, A
    • ISSIKI, T
    • TAKAHASHI, Y
  • Publication Date: 2009

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01144098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:27PM