Mechanical Characterization of the Pediatric Head and Cervical Spine

This project involves the collection of data pertaining to the geometry and mechanical response of the child head and neck in order to support dummy development, injury criteria, and computational modeling. Another component of this work is the development and optimization of multi-body and finite element models of the pediatric and adult cervical spine.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Rudd, Rodney

  • Performing Organizations:

    Duke University

    Duke Wetland, Center, P.O. Box 90333
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Start Date: 20080601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30978

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490529
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-08-H-00187
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2013 1:01AM