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Role of Frontal Sinus on Primary Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury

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Linxia Gu

Dept. Mechanical & Materials Engineering,
Univ. of Nebraska – Lincoln

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 26, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030925 (Jul 03, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1083; doi: 10.1115/1.4024492 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 26, 2013

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Fig. 4

Intracranial pressure distribution and time history plots at locations of the brain for which maximum volumetric tension was observed

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Fig. 3

Intracranial pressure distribution and time history plots at locations of the brain for which maximum pressure was observed

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Fig. 2

Simulation setup of head model subjected to the shock loading

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Fig. 1

Plane strain head models: (a) Model 1: without sinus; (b) Model 2: sinus with an area of 141.3 mm2; (c) Model 3: sinus with an area of 427 mm2; (d) Model 4: sinus (area of 427 mm2) was inclined at 45 deg to the x-axis



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