Kinematic analysis of traumatic brain injuries in boxing using finite element simulations
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of the thesis was to analyze and evaluate the head injuries due to a striking in a boxing match by LS-DYNA.
A simplified arm model was built up and was equipped with three segments which were linked with two spherical joints. The strain-stress curves of the boxing glove foam and glove leather were measured in the Neuronic Lab in School of Technology and Health, KTH. The dimension and weight of the model was also set as adjustable to fulfill various requirements in different cases. Then a method was developed to facilitate the simulation. Finally, 39 video clips from the database were processed and the 13 cases were chosen to test the method and to perform the simulations. Additionally, the reliability of the model was assessed by comparing the outcome of the simulations with the results of the visual analysis from a previous study.
The outcome showed that the model was able to restore the scenario from the videos both quantitatively and qualitatively, but it also suggest a high sensitivity of the model to the data artifacts from the video analysis. Interpretations and suggestions for the future work were also discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Finite element simulation, kinematic analysis, human arm modeling, boxing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192526OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-192526DiVA: diva2:970570
Subject / course
Master of Science - Medical Engineering
Alvarez, Victor Strömbäck, PhD student
Kleiven, Svein, Professor