Finite element analysis of the effects of head-supported mass on neck responses: Complete phase three report, united states army european research office of the U.S.army
2006 (English)Report (Refereed)
The objectives for the whole project were to: I. determine the relationships between head supported mass and the risk of neck injuries. The results should be used in a Graphical user interface. In this phase three report has also the Graphical User Interface (GUI) been evaluated and the question about the how the muscle activation affect the injury risk. II. to develop and implement a 3D numerical muscle model. Results: I. The KTH neck model has successfully been used to generate results for the GUI. Results from all simulations have been reported and sent to Titan Corporation that is contracted by USAARL to program the GUI. The GUI that uses an interpolation method to calculate the neck injury risk for a general helmet with a user defined HSM configuration shows to give realistic interpolated values compared to the FE model of the neck. II. The 3D muscle model for the cervical spine includes 22 pairs of muscles. The solid muscle model showed to stabilize the vertebral column better than the spring muscle model. The model is still under evaluation and need further validation to be used in the HSM evaluation project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 45 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90945OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-90945DiVA: diva2:507472
ProjectsContract NO: N62558-03-C-0013
QC 201205242012-03-052012-03-052012-05-24Bibliographically approved