Michael Kleinberger

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Symbol Units Description Dimensionless scaling factors which are ratios between fundamental properties (length, mass, modulus, etc.) which characterize the two systems that are compared p Probability of injury p-value Statistical measure of the appropriateness of the model from regression analyses AIS Abbreviated Injury Scale HIC 36 Head injury criteria(More)
he lack of predictive tools to assess the relative risk of stress fracture injury has posed a great challenge for military readiness and competitive athletic training. This article presents a methodology of assessing such risks using computational models and biomechanical stress analysis in a human femur. Preliminary results have demonstrated the capability(More)
Although whiplash is typically classified as a minor injury, the economic cost ofwhiplash has been estimated at roughly $4.5 billion per year in the United States. International research efforts have included computational modeling, crash reconstructions, biomechanical testing of animals and human cadavers, and experimental rear impact tests using both(More)
This purpose of this study was to replicate foot–ankle injuries seen in the military and derive human injury probability curves using the human cadaver model. Lower legs were isolated below knee from seventeen unembalmed human cadavers and they were aligned in a 90–90 posture (plantar surface orthogonal to leg). The specimens were loaded along the tibia(More)
A new anthropomorphic test device (ATD) is being developed by the US Army to be responsive to vertical loading during a vehicle underbody blast event. To obtain design parameters for the new ATD, a series of non-injurious tests were conducted to derive biofidelity response corridors for the foot-ankle complex under vertical loading. Isolated post mortem(More)
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