Accession Number:

AD0772604

Title:

The Dynamic Response of the Spine during + Gz Acceleration

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Mar 1972-31 Jul 1973

Corporate Author:

WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

258.0

Abstract:

The report reviews previous results and presents qualitative as well as quantitative experimental evidence of the existence of a dual load path in the human spine--one through the intervertebral disc and the other through the articular facets. A 78 degree-of-freedom mathematical model is proposed. Its results compare favorably with those from experimental measurements on three cadaveric spines subjected to Gz acceleration.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE