Development of a comprehensive injury criterion for moderate and mild traumatic brain injuries
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by blows that produce sudden accelerations of the head. A methodology to define a new global brain injury criterion and thresholds that account for time-dependent and combined translational-rotational kinematics of the head is described in this paper. In total 43 head impact tests with monkeys conducted in the past were reproduced, using a finite element model of the monkey head and neck. The study found that the new criterion predicted concussions and brain tissue strains more precisely than past criteria. A scheme that scales the proposed injury threshold to be applicable for humans is proposed. The new criterion and threshold may then be used in the design of superior protective systems.

Brain injury criteria [C1]

Finite element method (FEM)

Passive safety



Jacobo Antona

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Japan Automobile Research Institute

Johan Davidsson

Japan Automobile Research Institute

Susumu Ejima

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Koshiro Ono

Japan Automobile Research Institute

International Journal of Automotive Engineering

2185-0984 (ISSN) 2185-0992 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 2 69-75





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