Vikas Prakash

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OBJECT Concussion is the signature American football injury of the 21st century. Modern varsity helmets, as compared with vintage leather helmets, or "leatherheads," are widely believed to universally improve protection by reducing head impact doses and head injury risk for the 3 million young football players in the US. The object of this study was to(More)
In the present paper results of a series of plate impact experiments designed to study spall strength in glass–fiber reinforced polymer composites (GRP) are presented. Two GRP architectures are investigated—S2 glass woven roving in Cycom 4102 polyester resin matrix and a balanced 5-harness satin weave E-glass in a Ciba epoxy (LY564) matrix. The GRP(More)
High strain-rate compression experiments were performed with a split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) at 500–4000/s on cylindrical samples of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass (LM-1) in both the fully amorphous and annealed conditions. The effects of changes to the specimen geometry (i.e., L/D ratio) and the material heat treatment [i.e., annealing versus(More)
A transient _nite element analysis is carried out to provide insight into the low temperature dynamic material toughness versus crack tip relationship for high strength structural steels under intense stress pulse loading[ The problem analyzed here is plane strain fracture of an edge cracked specimen under plane wave loading conditions[ The _nite element(More)
OBJECT In spite of ample literature pointing to rotational and combined impact dosage being key contributors to head and neck injury, boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) padding is still designed to primarily reduce cranium linear acceleration. The objects of this study were to quantify preliminary linear and rotational head impact dosage for selected(More)
The Hybrid III 50th percentile male anthropomorphic test device (ATD) is the most widely used human impact testing surrogate and has historically been used in automotive or military testing. More recently, this ATD is finding use in applications evaluating athletic helmet protectivity, quantifying head impact dosage and estimating injury risk. But ATD(More)
In the present work, we use reverse non-equilibrium molecular dynamics with adaptive intermolecular reactive empirical bond order interatomic potential to investigate sensitivity of thermal conductivity in (6, 6) single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to side-wall defects and high temperature heat-treatment. Effects of two side-wall defect types and their(More)