Search for dissertations about: "head injuries and FE finite element"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words head injuries and FE finite element.

  1. 1. Finite Element Modeling of the Human Head

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Svein Kleiven; KTH.; [2002]
    Keywords : Finite element method FEM ; Human head; brain; head injury; epidemiology; statistics; simulations.;

    Abstract : The main objectives of the present thesis were to define the dimension of head injuries in Sweden over a longer period and to present a Finite Element (FE) model of the human head which can be used for preventive strategies in the future. The annual incidence of head injuries in Sweden between 1987 and 2000 was defined at over 22 000, cases most of which were mild head injuries. READ MORE

  2. 2. Generation of Patient Specific Finite Element Head Models

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Johnson Ho; KTH.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Injury Prevention; Patient Specific; Finite Element Head Model; Anatomical Structures; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a great burden for the society worldwide and the statisticsindicates a relative constant total annual rate of TBI. It seems that the present preventativestrategies are not sufficient. To be able to develop head safety measures against accidents ine.g. READ MORE

  3. 3. Head Injuries in Car-to-Pedestrian Accidents - Investigation of Head Impact Dynamics, Injury Mechanisms and Countermeasures

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Jianfeng Yao; [2010]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; accident analysis; head injury; head protection; mathematical simulation; accident reconstruction; injury mechanism; Pedestrian accident;

    Abstract : The aim of this study was to investigate head impact dynamics and to establish risk functions for head injuries by mathematical reconstructions of real-world car-to-pedestrian accidents. Furthermore, an attempt was made to develop an approach for the design and evaluation of head-protective devices. READ MORE

  4. 4. 3D Finite Element Modeling of Cervical Musculature and its Effect on Neck Injury Prevention

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Sofia Hedenstierna; KTH.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Finite Element; Cervical Musculature; Neck injury prediction; Continuum Mechanics; Solid Elements; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Injuries to the head and neck are potentially the most severe injuries in humans, since they may damage the nervous system. In accidents, the cervical musculature stabilizes the neck in order to prevent injury to the spinal column and is also a potential site for acute muscle strain, resulting in neck pain. READ MORE

  5. 5. Numerical Accident Reconstructions A Biomechanical Tool to Understand and Prevent Head Injuries

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Madelen Fahlstedt; KTH.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Head injuries; Accident Reconstruction; Finite element analysis; Injury prevention; Helmet; Cyclist; Pedestrian; Epidemiology; Applied Medical Technology; Tillämpad medicinsk teknik;

    Abstract : Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a major health and socioeconomic problem throughout the world, with an estimated 10 million deaths and instances of hospitalization annually. Numerical methods such as finite element (FE) methods can be used to study head injuries and optimize the protection, which can lead to a decrease in the number of injuries. READ MORE