The Biomechanics of Impact Injury

Biomechanical Response, Mechanisms of Injury, Human Tolerance and Simulation

Authors: King, Albert I

  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the biomechanics of injury, facilitating a basic understanding of the subject for students as well as an authoritative reference for practitioners
  • Explains biomechanics of response to impact, tolerance to impact, and methods and techniques used to develop computer models that simulate an impact event
  • Emphasizes automobile-related injuries as well as those sustained in contact sports
  • Reinforces reader understanding of computer models simulating blunt impact to the entire body
  • Includes computational problems and lecture slides
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About this Textbook

This text acquaints the reader on the biomechanics of injury to the human body caused by impact and the use of computer models to simulate impact events. It provides a basic understanding of the biomechanics of the injuries resulting from the impact to the head, neck, chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis and the lower extremities, including the foot and ankle. Other topics include side impact, car-pedestrian impact, effectiveness of automotive restraint systems and sports-related injuries. Featuring problems and PowerPoint slides for lectures, the volume is ideal for students in graduate programs in biomechanics, as well as practicing engineers, and researchers in the life sciences concerned with orthopedics.  

About the authors

Albert I. King, PhD is a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University and is widely known for his contributions to the field of impact biomechanics. He has studied injury mechanisms from head to toe, including the brain, neck, thoracolumbar spine, pelvis, knee, ankle and foot. He developed computer models to simulate the effect of impact on the human body and is a strong proponent of using computer models for automotive safety design to reduce the cost of new car design. He believes that injury mechanisms need to be understood because It is better to prevent an injury than to treat it. However, injuries cannot be prevented unless we know the cause. Dr. King was the first engineer in impact biomechanics to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000. He received many other awards, including the Smithsonian Medal in 1998 and the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 1995.

 

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    King, Albert I.

    Pages 1-33

  • Basics of the Biomechanics of Brain Injury

    King, Albert I.

    Pages 35-76

  • Head Injury Research: Experimental Studies

    King, Albert I.

    Pages 77-110

  • Head Injury Research: Computer Models of Head Impact

    King, Albert I.

    Pages 111-151

  • Measurement of Angular Acceleration

    King, Albert I.

    Pages 153-178

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49792-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49790-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biomechanics of Impact Injury
Book Subtitle
Biomechanical Response, Mechanisms of Injury, Human Tolerance and Simulation
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49792-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49792-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49790-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVI, 662
Number of Illustrations and Tables
277 b/w illustrations, 249 illustrations in colour
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