INFLUENCE OF HEAD BOUNDARY CONDITIONS IN PEDESTRIAN REAL WORLD HEAD TRAUMA SIMULATIONS

The aim of this work is to study the influence of head boundary conditions during real-world pedestrian head trauma simulation. Both Multi-Body System (MBS) and Finite Element (FE) models are used for pedestrian-versus-vehicle accident reconstructions. Four head boundary conditions are studied (from an isolated head to a head attached to the whole body). The effect of each configuration on head mechanical response parameters is computed. The responses include rigid-body kinematics responses as well as the intra-cerebral responses of a head FE model. It appears that head boundary conditions at neck level are significant, especially in terms of intra-cerebral response. For the covering abstract see ITRD E143807.

  • Authors:
    • MUNSCH, M
    • ANDERSON, R
    • DECK, C
    • LUDES, B
    • WILLINGER, R
  • Publication Date: 2009

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01144101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:27PM