Response of the human body to high-rate vertical loading, such as military vehicle underbody blast (UBB), is not well understood because of the chaotic nature of such events. The purpose of this research was to compare the response of postmortem human surrogates (PMHS) and the Hybrid-III anthropomorphic test device (ATD) to simulated UBB loading ranging from 100 to 860 g seat and floor acceleration. Data from 13 whole body PMHS tests were used to create response corridors for vertical loading conditions for the pelvis, T1, head, femur, and tibia; these responses were compared to Hybrid-III responses under matched loading conditions.
Comparison of Hybrid-III and Postmortem Human Surrogate Response to Simulated Underbody Blast Loading
Manuscript received August 6, 2014; final manuscript received February 24, 2015; published online March 18, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Brian D. Stemper. This material is declared a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Marie Bailey, A., Christopher, J. J., Salzar, R. S., and Brozoski, F. (May 1, 2015). "Comparison of Hybrid-III and Postmortem Human Surrogate Response to Simulated Underbody Blast Loading." ASME. J Biomech Eng. May 2015; 137(5): 051009. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4029981
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