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Development of a Human Head Physical Surrogate Model for Investigating Blast Injury

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A. C. Merkle, I. D. Wing, R. A. Armiger, B. G. Carkhuff

The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD

J. C. Roberts

The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD, Baltimore, MD

Paper No. IMECE2009-11807, pp. 91-93; 3 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2009-11807
From:
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4375-8 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

The objective of this effort was to develop a Human Surrogate Head Model (HSHM) and measure its response to pressure loading conditions representative of a blast environment. The HSHM consists of skin, face, skull, and brain fabricated using biosimulant materials and mounted to the neck of a Hybrid III Anthropomorphic Test Device to allow head motion during loading. The HSHM instrumentation includes pressure and displacement sensors embedded in the anterior and posterior areas of the brain along the saggital plane. The displacement sensors are a custom solution developed for this particular application. A series of shock tube tests at three varying load levels were conducted with the HSHM to simulate blast loading conditions. As pressure loading levels increased, the intracranial pressures and brain displacements increased as well. However, the spatial response of the displacement sensors varied with location in the brain. The results of this test series provide the first instance of intracranial pressure and directly measured brain displacements recorded from an anatomically correct head surrogate exposed to conditions representative of blast loading.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME

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