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|Title: ||Initial validation of a relaxed human soft tissue simulant for sports impact surrogates|
|Authors: ||Payne, Thomas|
Mitchell, Sean R.
Bibb, Richard J.
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||© The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.|
|Citation: ||PAYNE, T. ...et al., 2014. Initial Validation of a relaxed human soft tissue simulant for sports impact surrogates. Procedia Engineering, 72, pp.533-538|
|Abstract: ||Impact injuries are a common occurrence in sport such that personal protective equipment (PPE) is often mandatory to ensure participant safety. Current tests to assess PPE effectiveness often use unrepresentative human surrogates, insufficient to accurately assess human impact response. More refined surrogates typically use “off the shelf” silicone elastomers to better represent human tissue, however using a single simulant material for all soft tissues means some phenomena associated with injury are not adequately represented. This study presents an evaluation of the effectiveness of a bespoke muscular tissue simulant using a proprietary blend of additive cure silicones. The mechanical response has been compared and validated with porcine tissue properties and provides improved behaviour when compared with a previously used silicone elastomer, Silastic 3481. The material has also been modelled computationally using a two-term Ogden model and exhibits a significantly different response to Silastic 3481 under a low-speed knee-strike loading condition.|
|Description: ||This paper was presented at the Engineering of Sport 10, International Sports Engineering Association, 14-17 July, 2014, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK and is published in Procedia Engineering by Elsevier under a CC BY NC ND licence.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.092|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)
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