Injury Mechanisms and Tolerance
UMTRI researchers perform research with human surrogates to identify injury mechanisms under loading conditions that simulate the evolving motor-vehicle crash environment. Developing injury criteria involves determining measures of human response that are associated with injuries to different body regions, and then developing corresponding reference values for use in ATDs. In addition, field data from crash investigations may be used to validate the biomechanically-based injury criteria.
Recent PublicationsSEE MORE
Katelyn F. Klein, Jonathan D. Rupp, Jingwen Hu
conference paper IN: Injury Biomechanics Symposium, May 18-20, 2014, Columbus, Ohio
Older, obese, and female occupants have higher risk of serious lower-extremity injuries in frontal crashes. Optimizing vehicle...
Jonathan D. Rupp, Carol A.C. Flannagan, Andrew J. Leslie, Carrie N. Hoff, Matthew P. Reed, Rebecca M. Cunningham.
journal article IN: Obesity. Vol. 21, no. 1 (Jan. 2013), p. E88-E97.
Objective: Determine the effects of BMI on the risk of serious-to-fatal injury (Abbreviated Injury Scale greater than or equal to 3 or...
Xinghua Lai, Chunsheng Ma, Jingwen Hu, Qing Zhou.
journal article IN: Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 48 (Sept. 2012), p. 442-450.
Occupant injury in real world vehicle accidents can be significantly affected by a set of crash characteristics, of which impact...
Jingwen Hu, Kathleen D. Klinich.
Due to a rise in global urbanization and motorization, pedestrian injuries continue to be a major public-health problem worldwide. To...
Lawrence W. Schneider, Jonathan D. Rupp, Mark Scarboro, Frank Pintar, Kristy B. Arbogast, Rodney W. Rudd, Mark R. Sochor, Joel Stitzel, Chris Sherwood, Joel B. MacWilliams, Dale Halloway, Stephen Ridella, and Rolf Eppinger.
journal article IN: Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 12, no. 3 (2011), p. 256-265.
Objective: To describe a new method for analyzing and documenting the causes of injuries in motor vehicle crashes that has been...
Recent ProjectsSEE MORE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2013 to 2014
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Matthew P. Reed
2012 to 2016