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Finite Element Modeling of Human Brain Response to Football Helmet Impacts

Abstract The football helmet is a device used to help mitigate the occurrence of impact-related traumatic (TBI) and minor traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) in the game of American football. The current design methodology of using a hard shell with an energy absorbing liner may be adequate for minimizing TBI, however it has had less effect in minimizing mTBI. The latest research in brain injury mechanisms has established that the current design methodology has produced a helmet to reduce linear acceleration of the head. However, angular accelerations also have an adverse effect on the brain response, and must be investigated as a contributor of brain injury.

To help better understand how the football helmet design features effect the brain response ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Darling, Timothy Karl (Author) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Advisor) / Muthuswamy, Jitendran (Advisor) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Mignolet, Marc (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Biomechanics / Finite Element Analysis / Football Helmet
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 71 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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