Finite-element models of the human head and their applications in forensic practice

  title={Finite-element models of the human head and their applications in forensic practice},
  author={Jean-S{\'e}bastien Raul and Caroline Deck and R{\'e}my Willinger and Bertrand Ludes},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
Since the 1960s, predictive human head impact indices have been developed to help the investigation of causation of human head injury. Finite-element models (FEM) can provide interesting tools for the forensic scientists when various human head injury mechanisms need to be evaluated. Human head FEMs are mainly used for car crash evaluations and are not in common use in forensic science. Recent technological progress has resulted in creating more simple tools, which will certainly help to… CONTINUE READING


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