Journal Article


M. D. Gilchrist
Mary C. Doorly


Physiotherapy & Sport

female accident analysis models biological falls traumatic brain injury pathology skull fractures accidental falls male accident reconstruction head injury finite element analysis biomechanics finite element methods diagnostic imaging humans biomechanical phenomena aged radiography child multibody dynamics impact biomechanics craniocerebral trauma

The use of accident reconstruction for the analysis of traumatic brain injury due to head impacts arising from falls (2006)

Abstract Brain injury is the leading cause of death in those aged under 45 years in both Europe and the USA. The objective of this research is to reconstruct and analyse real world cases of accidental head injury, thereby providing accurate data, which can be used subsequently to develop clinical tolerance levels associated with particular traumatic injuries and brain lesions. This paper looks at using numerical modelling techniques, namely multibody body dynamics and finite element methods, to reconstruct two real-life accident cases arising from falls. Preliminary results show the levels of acceleration of the head and deformation of brain tissue correspond well to those found by other researchers, suggesting that this method is suitable for modeling head-injury accidents.
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M. D. Gilchrist, Mary C. Doorly

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