Developing an Injury Threshold for Human Brain Concussion
Directed by Dr. King Yang, Professor of Bioengineering, the Department’s Bioengineering Center is a leading laboratory focused on research into impact trauma, low back pain, and sports injury biomechanics. Current projects include vehicle side and rear impact crashworthiness analysis, head injury modeling, and lower extremity injury simulation. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from blunt head impact is a major cause of disability and mortality in the United States. For the development of complete understanding of injury mechanisms for mild traumatic brain injury or concussions in order to prevent or mitigate injury occurrence, Altair HyperMesh helped establish a meaningful injury criterion through the use of field concussion data and finite element modeling of the head.