Impact Testing and Human Response
Research in injury biomechanics at UMTRI uses laboratory experiments with human surrogates to study the mechanical response of the human body to dynamic loading and to determine the mechanisms of, and tolerances to, different body types of injury. The results are used to develop new injury criteria and injury assessment tools that are used to evaluate the effectiveness of restraint technologies and design countermeasures. Injury assessment tools include improved anthropomorphic test devices (crash dummies), test procedures, and computer models that simulate occupant kinematics and dynamics.
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Jingwen Hu, Kurt Fischer, Paul Lange, Angelo Adler
conference paper IN: SAE technical paper series, paper number 2015-01-1453
In this study, two sled series were conducted with a sled buck representing a compact vehicle. The first series of tests focused on the...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed, Sheila M. Ebert, Jonathan D. Rupp
journal article IN: Traffic injury prevention. Volume 15, issue 8 (2014), pages 866-874.
A series of sled tests was performed using vehicle seats and Hybrid-III 6-year-old (6YO) and 10YO anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs)...
K.D. Klinich, C.S. Miller, J. Hu, J.E. Samorezov, M.D. Pearlman, L.W. Schneider, J.D. Rupp.
journal article IN: Placenta. Vol. 33, no. 10 (Oct. 2012), p. 776-781.
Data on the strength of the utero-placental interface (UPI) would help improve understanding of the mechanisms of placental abruption (...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Carl S. Miller, Jingwen Hu, Giseli M. Nazmi, Mark D. Pearlman, Lawrence W. Schneider, Jonathan D. Rupp.
journal article IN: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 134, no. 3 (Mar. 2012), 034501.
Dynamic mechanical properties of placenta tissue are needed to develop computational models of pregnant occupants for use in designing...
Jonathan D. Rupp, Carl S. Miller, Matthew P. Reed, Kathleen D. Klinich, and Lawrence W. Schneider.
conference paper 29526
A series of lateral impact tests was performed in which the WorldSID midsize-male crash-test dummy was struck with a segmented padded...
Recent ProjectsSEE MORE
Sheila Ebert, Laura Malik, Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary
2017 to 2018
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Nichole Ritchie Orton
2013 to 2014