Accession Number:

ADA359627

Title:

Biomechanical Response of the Human Body Inside a Military Vehicle Exposed to Mine Explosion.

Descriptive Note:

Master's Thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Biomechanical response of the human body inside a military vehicle exposed to AP mine explosion was studied using the finite element method. The main focus was placed on evaluation of the injury potential of the human body, particularly the brain, neck cervical spine, and legs. Injury criteria used to evaluate the injury potential were HIC, IARVs, and some others. The military vehicle used in this research was M 1097A2, the basic model of HUMVEE. In addition to the evaluation of the injury potential, some design modifications to the present vehicle were considered in order to reduce the injury potential to the crew of the vehicle.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE