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Trauma Biomechanics

Accidental injury in traffic and sports

  • Kai-Uwe Schmitt
  • Peter F. Niederer
  • Markus H. Muser
  • Felix Walz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 1-16
  3. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 17-62
  4. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 63-93
  5. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 95-142
  6. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 143-167
  7. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 169-181
  8. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 183-212
  9. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 213-230
  10. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 231-241
  11. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Markus H. Muser, Felix Walz
    Pages 243-246
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 1-3

About this book

Introduction

Trauma biomechanics uses the principles of mechanics to study the response and tolerance level of biological tissues under extreme loading conditions. Through an understanding of mechanical factors that influence the function and structure of human tissues, countermeasures can be developed to alleviate or even eliminate such injuries. Trauma Biomechanics surveys a wide variety of topics in injury biomechanics including injury classification, injury mechanisms and injury criteria. Both injuries sustained in automotive accidents and in sports are addressed. The interdisciplinary approach necessary in trauma biomechanics is stressed by showing the span from anatomy for each body region to engineering solutions for protection against injury. Injury tolerance values are listed, either currently in use or proposed by both the U.S. and European countries. Although the book is meant as a first introduction for engineers and medical doctors, sufficient references for scientific research are provided also.

Keywords

Crash Testing Spinal Injuries Trauma Trauma-Biomechanics accident biomechanics classification tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • Kai-Uwe Schmitt
    • 1
  • Peter F. Niederer
    • 2
  • Markus H. Muser
    • 3
  • Felix Walz
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst. Biomedizinische TechnikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Inst. Biomedizinische TechnikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Inst. Biomedizinische TechnikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Inst. Biomedizinische TechnikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03713-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03712-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03713-9
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