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Stapp Car Crash Journal Vol. 61

Short Communications

A Short Communication is not considered a terminal publication (i.e., a completed study) and is most appropriate for quickly reporting on novel and important findings from research studies, and new and novel research methodologies and/or technologies.

Please note: The review process for Short Communications is less rigorous than the review process for Full Papers. Each Short Communication is reviewed by two members of the Stapp Advisory Committee and receives only one round of comments. Comments are sent to authors with a rating of Accept, Accept with Suggested Modifications, Accept with Required Modifications, or Reject. For Short Communications receiving a rating of Accept with Required Modifications, the authors must respond with a revision and other appropriate responses to reviewer comments. The authors then receive a final decision as to whether the revised Short Communication is accepted or rejected.

61st Stapp Car Crash Journal Vol. 61


Biomechanics of the Lumbar Motion-Segments in Dynamic Compression
Mike W.J. Arun, Prasannah Hadagali, Klaus Driesslein, William Curry, Narayan Yoganandan, Frank A. Pintar, Department of Neurosurgery,
Medical College of Wisconsin

Human Shoulder Response to High Velocity Lateral Impact
Matthieu Lebarbé, CEESAR, Nanterre, France; Phillippe Vezin, Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IFSTTAR, LBMC UMR_T9406, F69622, Lyon France; Frédéric Rongiéras, Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IFSTTAR, LBMC UMR_T9406, F69622, Lyon, France/Service de chirguie orthopédique et traumatologique - Hôpital d'instruction des armées Desgenettes - 69003 Lyon, France; Denis Lafont, DGA TT, Bourges, France

SC - Effect of Postmortem Time and Preservation Fluid on the Tensile Material Properties of Bovine Liver Parenchyma
Kristin M. Dunford and Andrew R. Kemper, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University, Center for Injury Biomechanics; Tanya LeRoith, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine


SC - Development of Improved Brain Injury Predictors for Diverse Impacts
Lee F. Gabler, Jeff R. Crandall, Matthew B. Panzer, University of Virginia; Norbert Praxl, Partnership for Dummy Technology and Biomechanics, Germany; Philipp Wernicke, BMW Group, Germany

Strain-Rate Dependency of Axonal Tolerance for Uniaxial Stretching
Hiromichi Nakadate, Evrim Kurtoglu, Hidenori Furukawa, Shoko Oikawa, Shigeru Aomura, Tokyo Metropolitan University; Akira Kakuta, National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College; Yasuhiro Matsui, National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory

SC - Belted Female Occupants in Frontal Car Crashes are More Likely to Sustain Moderate Concussions than Male Occupants
Jacobo Antona-Makoshi, Japan Automobile Research Institute; Johan Davidsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; Mats Lindkvist, Umeå University, Sweden


Optimizing Seat Belt and Airbag Designs for Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Crashes
Jingwen Hu, Matthew P. Reed, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute; Jonathon D. Rupp, Emory University School of Medicine; Kurt Fischer, Paul Lange, Angelo Adler, ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

SC - Occupant Torso Kinematics in Low Acceleration Time-Extended Evasive Swerving Events
Christine Holt, Drexel University/CHOP; Thomas Seacrist, Valentina Graci, CHOP; Jason Kerrigan, University of Virginia; Sriram Balasubramanian, Drexel University/CHOP; Richard Kent, University of Virginia; Kristy B. Arbogast, CHOP

Occupant Kinematics in Simulated Autonomous Driving Vehicle Collisions: Influence of Seating Position, Direction and Angle
Yuichi Kitagawa, Shigeki Hayashi, Katsunori Yamada, Mitsuaki Gotoh, Toyota Motor Company


Human Foot-Ankle Injuries and Associated Risk Curves from Under Body Blast Loading Conditions
Sajal Chirvi, Frank A. Pintar, Narayan Yoganandan, Medical College of Wisconsin/VA Medical Center; Anjishnu Banerjee, Medical College of Wisconsin; Mike Schlick, William Curry, Medical College of Wisconsin/VA Medical Center; Liming Voo, Johns Hopkins University

Development of the CAVEMAN Human Body Model: Validation of Lower Extremity Sub-Injurious Response to Vertical Accelerative Loading
Kent Butz, Chad Spurlock, Rajarshi Roy, Cameron Bell, Paul Barrett, Aaron Ward, Xudong Xiao, Allen Shirley, Colin Welch and Kevin Lister, Corvid Technologies

Neck Injury Response in High Vertical Accelerations and its Algorithmical Formalization to Mitigate Neck Injuries
Julie Klima, Jian Kang, AnnMarie Meldrum, Steven Pankiewicz, Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center


Biofidelity Evaluation of the THOR and Hybrid III 50th Percentile Male Frontal Impact Anthropomorphic Test Devices
Daniel Parent, Matthew Craig, Kevin Moorhouse, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Analysis of Repeatability and Reproducibility Standards of ATD Response for the Correlation Method
Lan Xu and Guy S. Nusholtz, FCA US LLC USA

SC - Multi Directional THOR Testing Comparison to an Updated FE THOR Model
Derek A. Jones, Kyle P. McNamara, James P. Gaewsky, Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University; Jacob B. Putnam, KBRwyle; Ashley A. Weaver, Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University; Jeffrey T. Somers, KBRwyle; Joel D. Stitzel, Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University

SC - Leveraging Human Body Models of Varying Complexity for Computational Efficiency
Berkan Guleyupoglu, Bharath Koya and F. Scott Gayzik, Virginia Tech - Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics

Application of Extreme Value Theory to Crash Data Analysis
Lan Xu and Guy Nusholtz, FCA US LLC USA


New Reference PMHS Tests to Assess Whole-Body Pedestrian Impact Using a Simplified Generic Vehicle Front-End
Eric Song, Philippe Petit, Xavier Trousseille, LAB PSA Renault; Jerome Uriot, Pascal Potier, Denis Dubois, CEESAR; Richard Douard, Université Paris René Descartes

Association of Impact Velocity with Serious-Injury and Fatality Risks to Cyclists in Commercial Truck-Cyclist Accidents
Yasuhiro Matsui, National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan; Shoko Oikawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; Kazuhiro Sorimachi, Akira Imanishi and Takeshi Fujimura, Isuzu Advanced Engineering Center, Ltd., Japan

SC: Pedestrian Flex-PLI Legform Test Performance for Seven Early 2000s' Small Cars
Becky C. Mueller and Joseph M. Nolan, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Optimal Specifications for the Advanced Pedestrian Legform Impactor
Takahiro Isshiki, Jacobo Antona-Makoshi, Atsuhiro Konosu, Japan Automobile Research Institute; Yukou Takahashi, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association