Publications

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Validation and Application of a Methodology to Calculate Head Accelerations and Neck Loading

Calculating head accelerations and neck loading is essential for understanding and predicting head and neck injury. Most of the desired information cannot be directly measured in experiments with human volunteers. Achieving accurate results after applying the necessary transformations from...

The Epidemiology of Facial Fractures in Automotive Collisions

This study examines the pattern of facial fractures in automotive collisions using the National Automotive Sampling System – Crashworthiness Data System. The database was examined for trends within collision and occupant descriptors among occupants sustaining facial fractures. Drivers and right...

Effect of Delta-V Errors in NASS on Frontal Crash Risk Calculations

The most important factor in predicting the risk of injury or death in a frontal crash is the crash severity, which is expressed as the velocity change, or delta-V, experienced by the vehicle during the crash. The National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) is the largest database in the world...

Predicting Zygoma Fractures from Baseball Impact

The purpose of this study is to develop injury risk functions that predict zygoma fracture based on baseball type and impact velocity. Zygoma fracture strength data from published experiments were mapped with the force exerted by a baseball on the orbit as a function of ball velocity. Using a...

Injury Analysis of Impacts between a Cage-Type Propeller Guard and a Submerged Head

Propeller guards have been proposed for use on recreational and military boats.  While the guards may prevent body contact with the spinning propeller, the potential of blunt trauma injury may become increasingly significant as impact speeds increase.  In order to investigate the potential for...