Determination of Human Injury Mechanism, Mechanical Response and Tolerance for Improved Virtual and Physical Biomechanical Test Devices for Vehicle Cr

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-08-C-0091
Award Id:
81640
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-216-0379
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1000 Bretton Lane, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800027125
Principal Investigator:
Clifford Chou
Technical Leader
(248) 489-5926
cc2chou@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact:
Albert King
President
(248) 647-5464
AKING1233@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objectives of this proposal are to identify the injury patterns and possible causations during military rollover crashes, and to critically review the injury mechanisms, available physical and virtual tests related to military rollover crashes. First, an epidemiological review of the victims involved in military ground vehicle rollover crashes will be conducted to identify the injury patterns and sources. Next, the risk factors associated with the likelihood of the top three most commonly injured body regions will be evaluated by a series of logistic regression analyses. Two critical literature reviews regarding the injury mechanism and tolerance, as well as the existing virtual and physical test devices will be conducted thereafter. Based on these two reviews, a plan will be developed to reconcile various rollover crash modes to a limited set of rollover tests for military vehicles. It is expected that the proposed studies will give us a better understanding of the most commonly injured body regions during military rollover crashes, why these injuries occurred, and how to setup a systematic approach to prevent them. Findings from this study will be used to derive Phase II objectives for reducing rollover associated injuries.

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