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An important outcome from impact biomechanics research is protection of the human body from serious injury. Explicit finite element modeling can provide detailed insight into impact response at the tissue level, depending on the level of detail in the model, and identify the importance of different tissues in terms of response and the potential for injury. Biofidelic numerical models require accurate geometry, material properties, and representative loading conditions to provide meaningful forecasts of kinematic and kinetic response. This seminar will discuss the essential inputs required to develop a model and the importance of verification and validation using examples from blast, ballistic and vehicle safety.
Associate Prof, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
Title of talk: Injury biomechanics and modelling
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Applied Biomechanics, University of Virginia, USA.
Title of talk: Material characterization of human skull and brain for high-rate simulations