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Rika Wright Carlsen's New Paper in Brain Multiphysics

Updated: May 14, 2021

Professor Rika Wright Carlsen, PhD of Robert Morris University leads PANTHER human head simulations. Check out her new paper in Brain Multiphysics:

A quantitative relationship between rotational head kinematics and brain tissue strain from a 2-D parametric finite element analysis

See the other coverage of this paper by: RMU, CMU, XSEDE, UW-Madison


  • Parametric finite element study of angular head motions

  • Both angular acceleration and velocity affect brain peak strain and strain rate

  • Angular jerk has larger effect on peak tissue strain rates than peak strains

  • New phase diagram linking angular kinematic measures to brain strain and strain rate

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