Impact loading of the lower legs can occur during a range of events such as car crashes, parachute landings, or anti-vehicular (AV) landmine blasts. This rapid, high-force loading can lead to debilitating injuries and long-term impairment. For military applications, the current lower leg injury standard is a maximum axial force of 5.4 kN, measured using a standard 50th percentile male Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) [1,2]. For an ATD leg to be an appropriate tool for assessing injury risk, it must have an impact response similar to that of the natural human leg.
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Evaluation of the Biofidelity of the HIII and MIL-Lx Lower Leg Surrogates Under Axial Impact Loading
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Quenneville, CE, & Dunning, CE. "Evaluation of the Biofidelity of the HIII and MIL-Lx Lower Leg Surrogates Under Axial Impact Loading." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA. June 22–25, 2011. pp. 533-534. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2011-53489
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