A CERVICAL SPINE MODEL TO PREDICT VERTEBRAL STRESSES IN HIGH ACCELERATION

Ali M. Sadegh, Abraham Tchako

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Abstract

A cervical spine model was developed to investigate the stresses in each vertebra when subjected to high G-z and G-y accelerations. The experimental data used were collected from the biodynamic responses of human volunteers. The model accounts for the biodynamic viscoelastic characteristics of the neck. The results indicated that high stress occurred in C2 and C4 for G-z acceleration cases, while for G-y the high stresses were at C1 and C7.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Bioengineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages213-214
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780791818237
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
EventASME 1997 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1997 - Advances in Bioengineering - Dallas, United States
Duration: Nov 16 1997Nov 21 1997

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume1997-H

Conference

ConferenceASME 1997 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1997 - Advances in Bioengineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas
Period11/16/9711/21/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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