Correlation of Global Head and Brain Tissue Injury Criteria to Experimental Concussion derived from Monkey Head Trauma Experiments
Paper i proceeding, 2013

A series of 24 frontal head traumatic impacts on macaques carried out in the past were simulated with a validated finite element model of the specimens. From these simulations, brain tissue response and head accelerations were extracted. Based on the accelerations, global head injury criteria were calculated. Correlation between the brain tissue mechanical parameters, the global head injury criteria and the concussion scored in the experiments were analyzed. Based on this analysis, global head injury criteria that best correlate with concussion score for frontal impacts were identified and injury risk functions for brain tissue that can be used for human FE models are proposed. In addition, the new results were compared to a previous study based on simulations of 19 occipital head impacts from the same data source.

finite element model

traumatic brain injury


monkey experiments



Jacobo Antona

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Johan Davidsson

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers

Susumu Ejima

Koshiro Ono

Karin Brolin

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Kenji Anata

IRCOBI Conference

2235-3151 (ISSN)

IRC-13-55 509-522





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