PUBLICATIONS

In the interest of scientific and technical information exchange, DRE engineers and scientists publish and present their research findings.  Complete lists of publications and presentations are located within each staff member’s Curriculum Vitae (CV).  Select research publications are listed below.

Assessment of Compressive Thoracolumbar Injury Potential and Influence of Seat Cushions on Vertical Impact Loading of a Seated Occupant, International Journal of Transportation Safety, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE 2015-01-9151, 2015.

Evaluation of Air Bag Electronic Sensing System Collision Performance through Laboratory Simulation, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-1484, 2015.

The Influence of Body Mounted Shoulder Seat Belt Anchor (D-ring) Displacement During Dynamic Vehicle-to-Ground Impacts, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-1756, 2015 .

ATV Rollover, Rider Response, and Determinants of Injury: In-Depth Analysis of Video-Documented Rollover Incidents, Traffic Injury Prevention, Volume 15, Issue Supp1, 2014.

The Hybrid III Upper and Lower Neck Response in Compressive Loading Scenarios with Known Human Injury Outcomes, Traffic Injury Prevention, Volume 15, Issue Supp1, 2014.

Biomechanical Evaluation of Frangible Skull Surrogates to Blunt Ballistic Temporo-parietal Head Impact (Abstract), Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting, Volume 19, Washington (DC), 2013.

Skull Biomechanics: Chapter 5, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, 1st Edition, Boca Raton: CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN 1439860939, 2013.

Toward a More Robust Lower Neck Compressive Injury Tolerance—An Approach Combining Multiple Test Methodologies, Traffic Injury Prevention, Volume 14, Issue 8, 2013.

Turbulence Profiles from a Smooth Flat-Plate Turbulent Boundary Layer at High Reynolds Number, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Volume 40, 2012.

High-Reynolds-number Turbulent-Boundary-Layer Wall Pressure Fluctuations with Dilute Polymer Solutions, Physics of Fluids, Volume 22, American Institute of Physics, 2010.

Mean Profile of a high-Reynolds-number Smooth-flat-plate Turbulent Boundary Layer, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, Volume 55, Number 16, American Physical Society, Long Beach (California), 2010.

Safety of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Hybrid Electronic Vehicles: Chapter 18, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 1st Edition, Boca Raton: Taylor and Francis, ISBN 0444535659, 2010.

The Mean Velocity Profile of a Smooth Flat-Plate Turbulent Boundary Layer at High Reynolds Number, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 665, 2010.

Child ATD Reconstruction of a Fatal Pediatric Fall, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Paper No. IMECE2009-12994, Orlando (Florida), 2009.

Development of Biomechanical Response Corridors of the Head to Blunt Ballistic Temporo-Parietal Impact, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Volume 131, 2009.

Evaluation and Refinement of the CRABI-6 Anthropomorphic Test Device Injury Criteria for Skull Fracture, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Paper No. IMECE2009-12973, Orlando (Florida), 2009.

Evaluation of Door Latch Response to Vertical Loading Conditions, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2009-01-0379, 2009.

Evaluation of Seat Belt Assembly Physical Evidence in Properly Functioning and Intentionally Disabled Retractor Demonstrations, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2009-01-1245, 2009.

Exploring the Role of Lateral Bending Postures and Asymmetric Loading on Cervical Spine Compression Responses, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Paper No. IMECE2009-12911, Orlando (Florida), 2009.

Fracture Mechanics Applications on Sea-going Vessels, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Fracture, Volume 9, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa (Ontario), 2009.

Tolerance of the Skull to Blunt Ballistic Temporo-parietal Impact, Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 42, Issue 15, November 2009.

Vehicle Chassis, Body, and Seat Belt Buckle Acceleration Responses in the Vehicle Crash Environment, Society of Automotive Engineers, International Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, SAE 2009-01-1246, 2009.

Air Layer Drag Reduction, Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, Volume 53, Number 15, , American Physical Society, San Antonio (Texas), 2008.

Analysis of Tie Rod Separations in Motor Vehicle Crashes, Accident Reconstruction, SAE Technical Paper SAE 2008-01-0177, 2008.

Biomechanics of Blunt Ballistic Impacts to the Forehead and Zygoma (Abstract-Poster), Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Annual Meeting, Volume 14, Washington (DC), 2008.

Biomechanics of Blunt Ballistic Impacts to the Head and Fracture-Specific Injury Criteria Development (Abstract), Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Annual Meeting, Volume 14, Washington (DC), 2008.

Biomechanics of Temporo-Parietal Skull Fracture From Blunt Ballistic Impact (Abstract) Proceedings of the Summer Bioengineering Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper No. SBC2008-192966, Marco Island (Florida), 2008.

Computer Model Used to Predict Occupant Ejection Kinematics in the Marine Environment, 2008 TASS International Americas MADYMO Users Meeting, Detroit (Michigan), 2008.

Mechanisms of Traumatic Rupture of the Aorta and Associated Peri-isthmic Motion and Deformation, Stapp Car Crash Journal, Volume 52, November 2008.

The Effect of Soft Tissue On The Biomechanics Of Skull Fracture Due To Blunt Ballistic Impact: Preliminary Analysis and Findings (Abstract), Proceedings of the Summer Bioengineering Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper No. SBC2008-192989, Marco Island (Florida), 2008.

Vehicle Rollover Recovery Using Active Steering/Wheel Torque Control, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Volume 46, 2008.

Air Layer Drag Reduction, Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, Volume 52, Number 12, American Physical Society, Salt Lake City (Utah), 2007.

Head Exposure Levels in Pediatric Falls (abstract-poster), 25th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Symposium, Journal Of Neurotrauma, Volume 24, Kansas City (Missouri), 2007.

Hydrodynamic Interaction Analysis in Marine Accidents, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Maritime Safety, Security and Environmental Protection, Athens (Greece), 2007.

Near-wall PTV Measurements in a High-Reynolds-Number Flat-plate Turbulent Boundary Layer, Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, Volume 52, Number 12, American Physical Society, Salt Lake City (Utah), 2007.

Bubble Friction Drag Reduction in a High Reynolds Number Flat Plate Turbulent Boundary Layer, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 552, 2006.

Dynamic Biaxial Tissue Properties of the Human Cadaver Aorta, Stapp Car Crash Journal, Volume 50, 2006.

Investigation of Potential Mechanisms of Traumatic Rupture of the Aorta (Abstract 5245), Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 39 Munich (Germany), 2006.

Safety Restraint System Physical Evidence and Biomechanical Injury Potential Due to Belt Entanglement, Accident Reconstruction, SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-1670, 2006.

Study of Potential Mechanisms of Traumatic Rupture of the Aorta Using In Situ Experiments, Stapp Car Crash Journal, Volume 50, 2006.

A New Device for High-Speed Biaxial Tissue Testing: Application to Traumatic Rupture of the Aorta, Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-0741, 2005.

High-Speed Biaxial Tissue Properties of the Human Cadaver Aorta, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Volume: Transportation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Paper No. IMECE2005-82085, Orlando (Florida), 2005.

Seat Belt Buckle Performance in High Energy Wheel-to-Ground Impacts, Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-1709, 2005.

Seat Belt Retractor Performance Evaluation in Rollover Crashes, Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-1702, 2005.

Cervical-spine Geometry in the Automotive Seated Posture: Variations with Age, Stature, and Gender, Stapp Car Crash Journal, Volume 48, 2004.

Enhanced Vehicle Identification in Motor Vehicle Accident Databases, Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-1186, 2004.

Investigation of Active Steering/Wheel Torque Control at the Rollover Limit Maneuver, Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-2097, 2004.

Mechanical Properties and Anthropometry of the Human Infant Head, Stapp Car Crash Journal, Volume 48, 2004.

Use of Computer Models in Forensic Investigations of Human Kinematics: Examples from Alpine Skiing and Marine Accident Reconstruction (Abstract), Proceedings of AmeriPAM User Conference, Troy (Michigan), 2004

Improved Estimation of Human Neck Tensile Tolerance: Reducing the Range of Reported Tolerance Using Anthropometrically Correct Muscles and Optimized Physiologic Initial Conditions. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Volume 47, 2003.

Steady Hydrodynamic Analysis of Planing Surfaces, Journal of Ship Research, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Volume 46, Issue 4, 2002.

The Tolerance of the Human Hip to Dynamic Knee Loading, Stapp Car Crash Journal, Volume 46, 2002.

Engineering Process Failure – Hyatt Walkway Collapse, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 14, Issue 2, May 2000.

Hyatt Failure from the Perspective of a Forensic Engineer, Forensic Engineering: Proceedings of the 2nd Forensic Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Juan (Puerto Rico), 2000.

Impact Loads Experienced by the Cervical Spine During High-Speed Water Entry (Abstract-Poster), Proceedings of the International Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact, International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury, Montpellier (France), 2000.

Field Investigation of Motor Vehicle Collision-Fires, Journal of Passenger Cars, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Technical Paper SAE 1999-01-0088, 1999.

Motor Vehicle Collision-Fire Analysis Methods and Results, National Fire Protection Association, November 1998.

Neck Loading Due to Head Immersion in Water at High Speeds, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact, International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury, Hannover (Germany), 1997.

Occupant Kinematics Analysis of Passenger Ejections in Boating Accidents, Small Craft Marine      Engineering Resistance and Propulsion Symposium, University of Michigan College of Engineering Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Ypsilanti (Michigan), 1996.