AN ALGORITHM FOR DETERMINING THE HEAD INJURY CRITERION (HIC) FROM RECORDS OF HEAD ACCELERATION

@inproceedings{Rodden1983ANAF,
  title={AN ALGORITHM FOR DETERMINING THE HEAD INJURY CRITERION (HIC) FROM RECORDS OF HEAD ACCELERATION},
  author={B. E. Rodden and Timothy J Bowden and James K. Reichert},
  year={1983}
}
An algorithm for calculating the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) from a digital record of the resultant head acceleration of a dummy used in impact testing is described. A result from Chou and Nyquist is used to establish a procedure for searching the range of time intervals within the acceleration pulse which should guarantee finding the true HIC. A second result from the same authors is used to make the search far more efficient for most head acceleration records. The algorithm is implemented in… CONTINUE READING