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dc.contributor.authorSeimetz, Christina N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T19:50:06Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T19:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-31en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12052011-164846en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/76900
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents two studies related to head injury. The study presented in Chapter 1 reviewed findings of cranial movement in animal and human specimens and evaluate the validity of cranial movement due to manual manipulation in humans through engineering analysis. The study had two parts. In Part I, the literature was reviewed to determine the cranial motion in animals and humans. Engineering analysis was done in Part II to determine the amount of force necessary to cause cranial motion in the studies from Part I using skull stiffness values from published studies. Chapter 2 explored data collection methodologies used in frontal sled tests. Several data collection methodologies exist for collecting kinematic data, such as Vicon motion analysis, video analysis, and sensors. Head trajectories from motion data and accelerometer data were plotted up to maximum forward excursion of the head for eight frontal sled tests, four conducted at Virginia Tech and four at the University of Virginia. In addition, the percent difference between maximum forward excursion values from sensor and motion data were calculated. Finally, Chapter 3 discusses the literary contributions of each study and to which journals they will be submitted.
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectkinematicsen_US
dc.subjecttrajectoryen_US
dc.subjectcranial motionen_US
dc.subjectskull stiffnessen_US
dc.subjectheaden_US
dc.subjectbiomechanicsen_US
dc.titleBiomechanical Investigation of Head Kinematics and Skull Stiffnessen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBiomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairDuma, Stefan M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGabler, Hampton Clayen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHardy, Warren N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrolinson, P. Gunnaren_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12052011-164846/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairKemper, Andrew R.en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-12-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2016-09-18
dc.date.adate2011-12-13en_US


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