Head Impact Biomechanics Simulations: A forensic tool for reconstructing head injury?

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Title: Head Impact Biomechanics Simulations: A forensic tool for reconstructing head injury?
Authors: Motherway, Julie A.
Doorly, Mary C.
Curtis, Michael
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4843
Date: 2010
Abstract: Establishing the cause of death in forensic investigations can be facilitated by in-depth knowledge of the mechanics of skull fracture and associated lesions to intracranial tissue. Deformation of the skull arising from mechanical impact can lead directly to various soft tissue brain injuries. Advanced simulation techniques, as used in aerospace design and automotive safety, can usefully serve to quantify levels of force associated with skull fracture and with levels of strain or stress associated with brain trauma. Such simulations require physical material failure data so as to ensure predictions are accurate both in relative terms and in absolute quantitative terms. Computer simulations based on multibody dynamics and the finite element method can be used to reconstruct the mechanics of head injury in order to establish the causes of occurrences of skull fracture and TBI.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: CMBBE
Copyright (published version): 2010 the authors
Keywords: Head impact biomechanicsHead injury
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: CMBEE Valencia 2010
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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