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Defining Neural Impact Tolerances


CNN: What a concussion looks like in the brain, on the cellular level​

NBC 10: How do brain injuries occur?

Journal Articles:

Scimone MT, Cramer III HC, Bar-Kochba E, Amezcua R, Estrada JB, Franck C. Modular approach for resolving and mapping complex neural and other cellular structures and their associated deformation fields in three dimensions. Nature protocols. 2018 Dec;13(12):3042.

Patel M, Leggett SE, Landauer AK, Wong IY, Franck C. Rapid, Topology-based particle tracking for high-resolution measurements of large complex 3D motion fields. Scientific reports. 2018 Apr 3;8(1):5581.

Bar-Kochba E, Scimone MT, Estrada JB, Franck C. Strain and rate-dependent neuronal injury in a 3D in vitro compression model of traumatic brain injury. Scientific reports. 2016 Aug 2;6:30550.

Predicting Brain Injuries via High-Fidelity Human Head Simulations


Hovey CB, Terpsma RJ, Reyes RC, Bowman DC. Head Impact from Falling Payload of a Small Balloon. Sandia Report. 2018 October; SAND2018-12977

Journal Articles:

Taylor PA, Ludwigsen JS, Ford CC. Investigation of blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Brain injury. 2014 Jun 1;28(7):879-95.

Morse JD, Franck JA, Wilcox BJ, Crisco JJ, Franck C. An experimental and numerical investigation of head dynamics due to stick impacts in girls’ lacrosse. Annals of biomedical engineering. 2014 Dec 1;42(12):2501-11.

Taylor PA, Ford CC. Simulation of blast-induced early-time intracranial wave physics leading to traumatic brain injury. Journal of biomechanical engineering. 2009 Jun 1;131(6):061007.

Characterizing the Protective Capacity of Advanced Material Formulations

Journal Articles:

Pagano S, Jewell P, Lamberson L, A Tunable Modified-Hopkinson Impact Fatigue Device, Review of Scientific Instruments, in Review (2019): 1-5.

Koumlis S, Lamberson L, Strain Rate Dependent Compressive Response of Open Cell Polyurethane Foams. Experimental Mechanics. 2019:1-17

Koumlis S, Pagano S, del Rey GR, Kim Y, Jewell P, Noh M, Lamberson L. Drop on Demand Colloidal Suspension Inkjet Patterning for DIC. Experimental Techniques. 2018:1-2.

Lamberson LE, Boettcher PA. Compressed gas combined single-and two-stage light-gas gun. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2018 Feb;89(2):023903.

Pagano SJ, Hogan JD, Lamberson L. Bone and bone surrogate fragmentation under dynamic compression. Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. 2016 Jun 1;2(2):234-45.

Shannahan L, Weerasooriya T, Gunnarsson A, Sanborn B, Lamberson L. Rate-dependent fracture modes in human femoral cortical bone. International Journal of Fracture. 2015 Aug 1;194(2):81-92.

Koumlis S, Buecker D, Moler G, Eliasson V, Sengupta P. HAMr: A Mechanical Impactor for Repeated Dynamic Loading of In vitro Neuronal Networks. Experimental Mechanics. 2015 Oct 1;55(8):1441-9.

Koumlis S, Cheng H, Morgan TE, Finch CE, Eliasson V. Glial Model for Traumatic Brain Injury: Network Strain Field and Inflammation Induced by Repeated Mechanical Impacts In Vitro. Experimental Mechanics. 2018 Jan 1;58(1):125-35.

Jeon H, Gross JR, Estabrook S, Koumlis S, Wan Q, Khanolkar GR, Tao X, Mensching DM, Lesnick EJ, Eliasson V. Shock wave attenuation using foam obstacles: does geometry matter?. Aerospace. 2015 Jun 15;2(2):353-75.

Developing Next-Generation Impact and Real-Time Head and Brain Motion Sensors

Journal Articles:

Pending:  Novel accelerometer only kinematic measurement algorithm for 4 triaxial accelerometers

Franck JA, Blume J, Crisco JJ, Franck C. Extracting time-accurate acceleration vectors from nontrivial accelerometer arrangements. Journal of biomechanical engineering. 2015 Sep 1;137(9):091004.