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Development of Thorax Skeletal FE Models for Adult and the Elderly
Published May 20, 2009 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
Human thorax FE models for evaluating thoracic skeletal injuries both on adult and the elderly were developed. The rib cage geometries were generated based on the medical CT images and the literature. The material properties of the rib, costal cartilage and the clavicle were estimated based on the literature, and for the sternum, the material property of the rib was used. The models were validated against isolated bone bending and chest impact tests from the literature.