The Dynamic Response of the Spine during + Gz Acceleration
Annual rept. 15 Mar 1972-31 Jul 1973
WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER
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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.
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