410 Computational Simulation and Prediction of Injury due to Blast Exposures, and Blunt and Ballistic Impacts

  • Gary Tan, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Raj Gupta, US DoD Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office
  • Amit Bagchi, US Naval Research Laboratory

The minisymposium will consider recent developments in computational modeling and characterization of brain and organ injury due to blunt and ballistic impacts, and/or blast exposure. The emphasis is on computational modeling and analysis of organ and tissue behavior as multiscale, multi-physics phenomena in a complex clinical system. Interdisciplinary studies in engineering, science, and medicine are invited including development of computational models, mathematical foundations for simulation engines and material models.

The topical coverage includes, but is not limited to computational modeling and simulation aspects related to:
• Civilian and sports related injury due to vehicular crashes, falls, collisions, and blunt impacts, among others.
• Blunt and ballistic impacts, and blast exposures induced injury.
• Essential organs modeling, performance simulation and failure prediction for different loading conditions.
• Integration of computational modeling with novel imaging and other clinical techniques.
• Multiphysics and/or multiscale modeling of tissues and prediction of damage.
• Advanced modeling and analysis of brain vasculature and vestibular system.
• Innovative computational techniques for multiscale modeling of organs.
• Fundamental constitutive descriptions and understanding of damage mechanisms and associated changes in material behavior caused by age, disease and injury.
• Simulation of performance of protective equipment for injury reduction.

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