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Validation of the Global Human Body Models Consortium Mid-Sized Male Model in Lateral Impacts and Sled Tests

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Validation of the Global Human Body Models Consortium Mid-Sized Male Model in Lateral Impacts and Sled Tests
author
Vavalle, Nicholas Aaron
abstract
Motor vehicle crashes kill about 1.2 million people worldwide each year making it one of the most common causes of death. Side impact injuries are particularly dangerous and present different injury patterns than those seen in frontal crashes. This implies that any kind of predictive model must not only be validated in frontal impacting scenarios, but also lateral impacting scenarios. With finite element models being used as tools to study blunt injuries, it is critical to validate them in a range of loading scenarios to ensure accurate model outputs.
subject
FEM
Full Body Model
Injury Biomechanics
Modeling
Seated Occupant
Simulation
contributor
Gayzik, Francis S (committee chair)
Stitzel, Joel D (committee member)
Untaroiu, Costin D (committee member)
date
2012-09-05T08:35:22Z (accessioned)
2014-09-05T08:30:08Z (available)
2012 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
embargo
2014-09-05 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/37446 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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