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Analysis and Modeling of Relative Brain Motion for Various Head Impact Scenarios

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Title: Analysis and Modeling of Relative Brain Motion for Various Head Impact Scenarios
Creators: Mayberry, Timothy
Advisor: Schmiedeler, James
Issue Date: 2008-06
Abstract: A planar mathematical brain injury model was analyzed to find various system characteristics. The damped and undamped natural frequency was approximated by assuming the system behaves as a second order equation. Symmetry was found between the angle of impact superior and inferior to the transverse plane for maximum relative brain motion. A sensitivity analysis was preformed for various head impact scenarios and input locations. The model was found to be most sensitive to the brain moment of inertia followed by the brain mass and insensitive to the selected spring constants and damping coefficients for all impact scenarios.
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Series/Report no.: The Ohio State University. Department of Mechanical Engineering Honors Theses; 2008
Keywords: brain motion
sensitivity analysis
head impact
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/32066
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