Open Access Dissertation
Date of Award
This dissertation is concerned with the measurement of the response, in those areas of the vertebral column where fractures are most common, when the seated human is subjected to caudocephalad acceleration. Such accelerations and consequent vertebral fractures are experienced not only in ejection from aircraft, but also in survivable helicopter and aircraft crashes, and in certain types of falls. It is intended that the measurements should provide a better understanding of the mechanisms of vertebral fracture and data for the formulation of an appropriate mathematical model.
Vulcan, A. Peter, "Response of the lower vertebral column to caudocephalad acceleration" (1969). Wayne State University Dissertations. 1761.