Numerical Advances in Gross-Motion Simulations of Head/Neck Dynamics

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C. S. Tien

International Techne Group, Inc., Milford, Ohio 45140

R. L. Huston

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0072

J Biomech Eng 109(2), 163-168 (May 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138660 History: Received April 16, 1986; Revised December 15, 1986; Online June 12, 2009


An efficient method for gross-motion simulation of head/neck dynamics in accidents and high acceleration environments is presented. The method uses finite-segment modelling to develop a 3-body model of the head/neck system. The model is shown to compare favorably with an analogous 9-body model and with experimental data. The model is expected to be useful for: (1) efficient analysis of gross-motion head/neck dynamics during accidents; (2) for developing increased intuitive understanding of head/neck behavior; and (3) for use with gross-motion, whole-body, crash-victim simulators.

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