Shock wave as a mechanism of injury in soft tissues

Kaveh Laksari, Kurosh Darvish, Keyanoush Sadeghipour

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the propagation of shock waves and self-preserving waves in soft tissues such as aorta and brain as a mechanism of injury in high rate loading conditions as seen in blunt trauma and blast-induced trauma (BIT). It is shown that such phenomena can only be seen in nonlinear viscoelastic materials and the existing linear and quasi-linear models predict only decaying waves. Based on the results of this study, it is shown that when studying such high-rate loading conditions as in a blast, it is critical to consider the discontinuities predicted in strain and stress in certain realistic initial conditions to accurately determine the extent of soft tissue injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2011
Pages1045-1046
Number of pages2
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2011 - Farmington, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2011Jun 25 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2011
NumberPARTS A AND B

Other

OtherASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityFarmington, PA
Period6/22/116/25/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Laksari, K., Darvish, K., & Sadeghipour, K. (2011). Shock wave as a mechanism of injury in soft tissues. In ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2011 (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 1045-1046). (ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2011; No. PARTS A AND B). https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2011-53823