Accession Number:

ADA599232

Title:

Recent Research in Behind-Armor Blunt Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 2012-Jul 2013

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The occurrence of traumatic brain injury TBI among U.S. Soldiers is daunting. Therefore, the ongoing effort to develop more advanced technologies for Soldier protection requires a complete understanding of the work that has been done. Although a broad range of fields of expertise have looked at TBI, there remains little understanding of the TBI mechanism. Also of interest is the role of the helmet and its effectiveness against blunt impact and blast threats. Computational modeling can offer great insight into the injury mechanisms of the brain due to blunt force trauma. These predictive models can help mold the direction of helmet research and development. This report gives a broad overview of the work that has been done in the area of behind-armor blunt trauma and traumatic brain injury research.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE