Accession Number:

ADA456789

Title:

Finite Element Analysis of the Effects of Head-Supported Mass on Neck Responses

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Phase 3, Oct 2005-Sep 2006

Corporate Author:

ROYAL INST OF TECH STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The objectives for the whole project were to I. determine the relationships between head supported mass and the risk of neck injuries. The results should be used in a Graphical user interface. In this phase three report has also the Graphical User Interface GUI been evaluated and the question about the how the muscle activation affect the injury risk. II. to develop and implement a 3D numerical muscle model. Results I. The KTH neck model has successfully been used to generate results for the GUI. Results from all simulations have been reported and sent to Titan Corporation that is contracted by USAARL to program the GUI. The GUI that uses an interpolation method to calculate the neck injury risk for a general helmet with a user defined HSM configuration shows to give realistic interpolated values compared to the FE model of the neck. II. The 3D muscle model for the cervical spine includes 22 pairs of muscles. The solid muscle model showed to stabilize the vertebral column better than the spring muscle model. The model is still under evaluation and need further validation to be used in the HSM evaluation project.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE