Biomechanical responses of a pig head under blast loading: a computational simulation (pages 392–407)
Feng Zhu, Paul Skelton, Cliff C. Chou, Haojie Mao, King H. Yang and Albert I. King
Article first published online: 29 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2518
Finite element modeling was conducted to simulate the shock wave generation, propagation and application on a pig head under a shock tube environment. Anatomical details and appropriate tissue properties have been included in the numerical pig head model, and the regional effect of pressure was studied after the numerical models were validated. Pressure enhancement was found in the skull, which is believed caused by shock wave reflection at the interface of the materials with distinct wave impedances.