Accession Number : AD1040691


Title :   Additive Manufacturing of Cranial Simulants for Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury


Descriptive Note : Conference Paper


Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States


Personal Author(s) : Willis,Adam


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040691.pdf


Report Date : 28 Aug 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 2


Abstract : The widespread use of Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in warfare has resulted in devastating injuries to United States military personnel, with blast induced traumatic brain Injury (TBI) a possible outcome. Blast TBI results in significant damage to intracranial vasculature and tissue interfaces, presumably because of relatively sharp changes in mechanical properties at boundaries between different materials. Nevertheless, understanding of this damage mechanism is largely lacking, limiting early detection and prevention efforts. The purpose of this study Is to produce models of the human head with materials that simulate the mechanical properties of the skull and its contents. In particular, we seek to simulate interfaces between CSF-brain, gray-white, and vasculature-brain.


Descriptors :   BRAIN INJURIES , IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES , WEAPONS EFFECTS , HEAD(ANATOMY) , skull , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING , FABRICATION , ANATOMICAL MODELS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE