This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Force/Deflection and Fracture Characteristics of the Temporo-parietal Region of the Human Head
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 1991 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
Event: Stapp Car Crash Conference
Impact tests were conducted on thirty-one unembalmed human cadaver heads. Impacts were delivered to the temporo-parietal region of fixed cadavers by two, different sized, flat-rigid impactors. Yield fracture force and stiffness data for this region of the head are presented. Impactor surfaces consisted of a 5 cm2 circular plate and a 52 cm2 rectangular plate. The average stiffness value observed using the circular impactor was 1800 N/mm, with an average bone-fracture-force level of 5000 N. Skull stiffness for the rectangular impactor was 4200 N/mm, and the average fracture-force level was 12,500 N.
|Technical Paper||Impact Tolerance of the Skull and Face|
|Technical Paper||Impact Studies of Facial Bones and Skull|
|Technical Paper||An Experimental Model for Closed Head Impact Injury|
Citation“L”, D., Allsop, ., Perl, T., and Warner, C., "Force/Deflection and Fracture Characteristics of the Temporo-parietal Region of the Human Head," SAE Technical Paper 912907, 1991, https://doi.org/10.4271/912907.
- MessererO., “Elasticity and Strength of Human Bones.” Stuttgart: Verlag der Cotta'schen BuchhandlungJ.G. 1880.
- NahumA.M., GattsJ.D. GaddC.W. and DanforthJ. “Impact Tolerance of the Skull and Face.” SAE Paper No. 680785, 12th Stapp Car Crash Conference, Detroit, MI, October 22-23, 1968.
- MelvinJ.W., FullerP.M. DanielR.P. and PavliscakG.M. “Human Head and Knee Tolerance to Localized Impacts.” SAE Paper No. 690477, presented at Chicago Mid-Year Meeting, May 19-23, 1969.
- SchneiderD.C. and NahumA.M. “Impact Studies of Facial Bones and Skull.” SAE Paper No. 720965, 16th Stapp Car Crash Conference, Detroit, MI, November 8-10, 1972.
- HodgsonV.R. and ThomasL.M. “Breaking Strength of the Human Skull vs. Impact Surface Curvature.” DOT Contract No. DOT-HS-146-2-230, Report No. DOT-HS-801-002, November 1973.
- AllsopD.L. WarnerC.Y. WilleM.G. SchneiderD.C. and NahumA.M. “Facial Impact Response - A Comparison of the Hybrid III Dummy and Human Cadaver.” SAE Paper No. 881719, 32nd Stapp Car Crash Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 17-19, 1988.