Type

Journal Article

Authors

M. D. Gilchrist
Michel Destrade
Badar Rashid

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
tensile shear traumatic brain injury brain tissue strain brain injury axon traumatic high rate

A high rate tension device for characterizing brain tissue (2012)

Abstract The mechanical characterization of brain tissue at high loading velocities is vital for understanding and modeling traumatic brain injury. The most severe form of traumatic brain injury is diffuse axonal injury, which involves damage to individual nerve cells (neurons). Diffuse axonal injury in animals and humans occurs at strains > 10% and strain rates > 10 s(-1). The mechanical properties of brain tissues at these strains and strain rates are of particular significance, as they can be used in finite element human head models to accurately predict brain injuries under different impact conditions. Existing conventional tensile testing machines can only achieve maximum loading velocities of 500 mm/min, whereas the Kolsky bar apparatus is more suitable for strain rates > 100 s(-1). In this study, a custom-designed high rate tension device is developed and calibrated to estimate the mechanical properties of brain tissue in tension at strain rates
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Full list of authors on original publication

M. D. Gilchrist, Michel Destrade, Badar Rashid

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M. D. Gilchrist
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 172
 
2
Michel Destrade
National University of Ireland Galway
Total Publications: 106
 
3
Badar Rashid
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 16