Finite element analysis on human thorax responses under quasi-static and dynamic loading
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

According to the biological material properties used in predecessors' literature, a FE thorax model is developed based on human anatomical structures. With the model a series of simulations on predecessors' experiments are conducted, including simulations on three-point bending test for ribs performed by Kallieris, the rib structural experiments conducted by Zuoping Li, and Patrick's series experiments of low-speed impact. The results indicate that the thorax FE model can be effectively used for biomechanical researches on human thorax injuries in vehicle collisions.

Rib fractures

Three-point bending test

Biomechanical research

Human thorax

FE model

Vehicle collisions

Human thorax



Anatomical structures

FE model

Rib fracture


F. Wang

Hunan University

Jikuang Yang

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

G. Li

Hunan University

Qiche Gongcheng/Automotive Engineering

1000-680X (ISSN)

Vol. 36 2 189-194+203


Industriell bioteknik

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