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Effects of male stature and body shape on thoracic impact response using parametric finite element human modeling

  title={Effects of male stature and body shape on thoracic impact response using parametric finite element human modeling},
  author={Jingwen Hu and Kai Zhang and Abeselom Fanta and Eunjoo Hwang and Matthew P. Reed},
Among the whole population, small, obese, and/or older occupants are at increased risk of death and serious injury in motor-vehicle crashes compared with mid-size young men. Current adult finite element (FE) human body models (HBM) have been developed in a few body sizes (large male, midsize male, and small female) with reference body dimensions similar to those of the available physical anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs). The limited number of body sizes available has resulted in part because… 

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