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Head Injury Simulation in Road Traffic Accidents

  • Fábio A. O.  Fernandes
  • Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa
  • Mariusz Ptak

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fábio A. O. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa, Mariusz Ptak
    Pages 1-23
  3. Fábio A. O. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa, Mariusz Ptak
    Pages 25-39
  4. Fábio A. O. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa, Mariusz Ptak
    Pages 41-58
  5. Fábio A. O. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa, Mariusz Ptak
    Pages 59-98

About this book

Introduction

In this work the development of a new geometrically detailed finite element head model is presented. Special attention is given to sulci and gyri modelling, making this model more geometrically accurate than others currently available. The model was validated against experimental data from impact tests on cadavers, specifically intracranial pressure and brain motion. Its potential  is shown in an accident reconstruction case with injury evaluation by effectively combining multibody kinematics and finite element methodology.  

Keywords

Finite Element Head Modelling Head Injury Evaluation Head Impacts Reconstruction Optimisation of Head Gear Finite element brain model Sulci and Gyri Modelling Impact Tests Intracranial Pressure Brain Motion Brain Geometry Brain Kinematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Fábio A. O.  Fernandes
    • 1
  • Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa
    • 2
  • Mariusz Ptak
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA)University of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA)University of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Wrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89926-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89925-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89926-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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