Accession Number:

ADA034683

Title:

Numerical Prediction of Head/Neck Response to Shock-Impact,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CINCINNATI UNIV OHIO DEPT OF ENGINEERING ANALYSIS

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A three-dimensional, 54 degree of freedom computer model of the headneck system is presented. The model consists of a series of rigid bodies representing the bones and vertebrae together with springs and dampers representing the muscles, discs, ligaments, and joints. Equations of motion are written for the model by using Lagranges form of dAlemberts principle. Computer algorithms are developed to numerically calculate the coefficients of these equations. The governing equations are then integrated numerically for a number of specific cases. The results agree very well with experimental data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE