The use of accident reconstruction for the analysis of traumatic brain injury due to head impacts arising from falls

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Title: The use of accident reconstruction for the analysis of traumatic brain injury due to head impacts arising from falls
Authors: Doorly, Mary C.
Gilchrist, M. D.
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Date: Dec-2006
Abstract: Brain injury is the leading cause of death in those aged under 45 years in both Europe and the USA. The objective of this research is to reconstruct and analyse real world cases of accidental head injury, thereby providing accurate data, which can be used subsequently to develop clinical tolerance levels associated with particular traumatic injuries and brain lesions. This paper looks at using numerical modelling techniques, namely multibody body dynamics and finite element methods, to reconstruct two real-life accident cases arising from falls. Preliminary results show the levels of acceleration of the head and deformation of brain tissue correspond well to those found by other researchers, suggesting that this method is suitable for modeling head-injury accidents.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Journal: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Volume: 9
Issue: 6
Start page: 371
End page: 377
Copyright (published version): 2006 Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Keywords: Impact biomechanicsFallsAccident reconstructionHead InjuryMultibody dynamics
DOI: 10.1080/10255840601003551
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed 2013-10-02T09:00:24Z
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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