DateMay 1, 2009
Speaker Raul Radovitzky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
TopicBiofidelic Models and Large Scale Simulation for Blast Trauma Physics Assessment and Mitigation
Abstract: I will provide an overview of efforts at MIT to characterize the effects of blast waves on the human brain. Topics to be discussed include our progress in developing biofidelic models of the human head, tissue constitutive models applicable to blast loading conditions, coupled simulations of blast-head interactions, model validation against physical and animal models, biological indicators of the effect of pressure waves on brain function; and the quantification of electromagnetic field emissions resulting from the interaction of the blast wave and the human head.