Comparison of MADYMO and physical models for brain injury reconstruction

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Title: Comparison of MADYMO and physical models for brain injury reconstruction
Authors: Post, Andrew
Hoshizaki, Thomas Blaine
Gilchrist, M. D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5934
Date: 4-May-2014
Abstract: Brain injury is researched using physical, mathematical, anatomical, and computational models. However, there has been little research to quantify the expected differences between these methods of brain injury research. The purpose of this research was to compare the brain deformation responses of identical traumatic brain injury (TBI) reconstructions, which were conducted first with Mathematical Dynamic Models (MADYMO) and then again with a Hybrid III headform. The ensuing finite element modelling was done using the University College Dublin Brain Trauma Model. The brain deformation parameters were analysed in discrete regions of interest which matched the TBI lesion as identified on computed tomography scans of the subject. The results indicated that overall the Hybrid III provided responses which were of considerably larger magnitude than the MADYMO simulation for all metrics analysed. The larger magnitude responses are likely a product of the more rigid nature of the Hybrid III in comparison to the MADYMO simulations. Interestingly, when the results are compared to the literature, the Hybrid III results match well with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and TBI research, while the MADYMO simulations produce what would be considered very low local brain deformation responses for TBI lesions.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Copyright (published version): 2014 Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Keywords: Traumatic brain injury;Injury reconstruction;MADYMO;Concussion
DOI: 10.1080/13588265.2014.897413
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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