Of the 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) every year, about 250,000 require hospitalization and result in 50,000 deaths[1]. Outcome after TBI is strongly dependent on age[2, 3]. Because there is no pharmacological treatment for the head injured patient, prevention of TBI is paramount. By gaining an in depth understanding of injury biomechanics, it may be possible to design more effective protection either in the form of helmets or automotive safety systems. To this end, finite element models are frequently employed to understand the induced brain deformation due to injurious loading scenarios[4].

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