Force/Deflection and Fracture Characteristics of the Temporo-parietal Region of the Human Head 912907
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.
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. Download Citation
Douglas “L”, Allsop, Thomas R. Perl, Charles Y. Warner
Collision Safety Engrg., Inc.
Stapp Car Crash Conference
35th Stapp Car Crash Conference Proceedings-P-251, Biomechanics of Impact Injury and Injury Tolerances of the Head-Neck Complex-PT-43, SAE 1991 Transactions - Passenger Car-V100-6