Modeling a surrogate head response under blast loading

Yi Hua, Praveen Kumar Akula, Linxia Gu

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Abstract

The work is to unravel the wave transmission mechanism through modeling the water-filled polycarbonate shell subjected to blast loading. The shock wave propagation inside a shock tube and the interaction between the shock wave and the surrogate head were captured using the arbitrary Euler-Lagrangian coupling method. Results demonstrated a complex fluid field around the head. Pressure history profiles at anterior and posterior sites of the brain simulant exhibited the typical coup and countercoup pattern, which were attributed to the surface pressure wave (direct loading) and the structural wave in the skull simulant (indirect loading). This study could enhance our understanding on blast-induced traumatic brain injury, leading to novel injury mitigation strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013 - Sunriver, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2013Jun 29 2013

Publication series

NameASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013
Volume1 B

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySunriver, OR
Period6/26/136/29/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Hua, Y., Akula, P. K., & Gu, L. (2013). Modeling a surrogate head response under blast loading. In ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013 (ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013; Vol. 1 B). https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14388