Simulation of Head/Neck Response to -Gx Impact Acceleration

by A. L. Patra, Univ of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,
C. Estep, Univ of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,
D. Determan, Univ of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,
I. Kaleps, Univ of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,
L. Obergefell, Univ of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


The Articulated Total Body (ATB) model has been developed to predictively simulate the head and neck response by specifying a 2-segment/2-joint system driven at the anatomical thoracic spine T1 position. The objective of this research was to validate the ATB modeling methodology for the -Gx impact response of the head/neck system. The simulation responses when compared with corresponding NBDL human test data indicate remarkable correlation with human tests.

Subject Headings: Mathematical models | Human factors | Impact tests | Simulation models | Mathematics | Computer aided operations | Computer models | Validation

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