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Accession Number ADA575839
Title Computational Failure Modeling of Accelerative Injuries to the Lower Leg Below the Knee.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 24p
Personal Author A. Jean M. L. Lynch R. Radovitzky R. H. Kraft W. Pino
Abstract Underbody blasts to vehicles from improvised explosives cause severe injuries to the lower extremities, including bone fracture, ligament tear, and muscle rupture. The process of injury and the effectiveness of vehicle system design strategies to enhance soldier protection remains unclear. In this paper, efforts focused on developing a finite element model of the lower extremities undergoing high strain rate blast-induced deformation leading to injury will be discussed. A hierarchical approach is taken. The process of high strain rate direct axial loading that leads to bone fracture and fragmentation is investigated.
Keywords Axial loads
Bone fractures
Finite element analysis
Improvised explosive devices
Lower extremities
Strain rate
Underbody blast
Wounds and injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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