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A Study of Muscle Activation in a Mathematical Model of the Human Head and Neck
5th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
  • Janet Brelin-Fornari, Kettering University
  • A. Arabyan, University of Arizona
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
11-1-2001
Abstract

A model of the human head and neck that incorporates active and passive muscles is utilized in the analysis of non-impact loading in high “g” environments. The active muscles have the capability to be activated partially and in different combinations.The model is implemented in MADYMO using lumped parameters and Hill muscles. A comparison of simulation results with experimental data, generated by the Naval Biodynamics Laboratory (NBDL) for neck flexion and rebound, shows excellent agreement for a 15g impulsive load.

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Rome, Italy

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© 2001 IDMEC. Posted with permission.

Citation Information
Janet Brelin-Fornari and A. Arabyan. "A Study of Muscle Activation in a Mathematical Model of the Human Head and Neck" 5th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janet-brelin-fornari/2/