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Human Response

Injuries and fatalities due to blast or impact events are a worldwide problem. Many lives can be saved and life-changing injuries reduced by a more thorough understanding of the human response to such events and the mechanisms that cause injuries.

Finite element analysis models are being developed to accurately represent the physical responses of the human body. Once validated using experimental data, these models can be used to predict human response in a range of impact/blast scenarios, thus making it possible to design structures with a view to saving lives and minimising injuries.

List of most recent publications

  • JOST, R, & NURICK, GN, "Finite Element Modelling of the Human Body in Vehicle Side Impact". International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 4, No.1, pp 31-37, 1999.
  • JOST, R & NURICK, GN, "Development of a finite element model of the human neck subjected to high g-level lateral deceleration". International Journal of Crashworthiness 5, No.3: pp 259-269, 2000.
  • JOST, R & NURICK, GN. "Finite Element simulation of biomechanical response of the human body subjected to lateral impact". International Journal of Crashworthiness 2001. Vol.6, No.1:123-134.
  • JOST, R & NURICK, GN, "Finite element simulation of biomechanical response of the human body subjected to lateral impact". Proceedings of International Crashworthiness Conference (ICrash 2000), London, UK: pp. 153-163, 2000.
  • JOST, R, & NURICK , GN, 2001. "Finite Element simulation of the biomedical response of the human body". Proceedings of 2001 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of impact, October 10-12, 2001, Isle of Man, United Kingdom: 255- 268.