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Type: Journal article
Title: Accelerations relevant to blunt trauma: theory and data
Author: Hutchinson, T.
Citation: Industrial Health, 2015; 53(2):176-177
Publisher: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0019-8366
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T.P. Hutchinson
Abstract: Maximum acceleration and the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) are both used as indicators of likely head injury severity. A dataset has previously been published of impacts of an instrumented missile on four ground surfaces having a layer of between 0 and 16 cm of sand. The dataset is compared with recently-developed theory that predicts power-function dependence of maximum acceleration and HIC on drop height. That prediction was supported by the data. The surfaces differed in respect of the exponents estimated.
Keywords: Fall accident; Playground equipment; Head injury; HIC; Maximum acceleration
Rights: ©2015 National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
RMID: 0030024319
DOI: 10.2486/indhealth.2014-0196
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