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Accidental Injury

Biomechanics and Prevention

  • Narayan Yoganandan
  • Alan M. Nahum
  • John W. Melvin
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin Inc on behalf of Narayan Yoganandan
  • Features revised and judiciously expanded new content

  • Presents chapters written by widely recognized authorities in the field of human traumatic injury

  • Covers topics ranging from automobile restraint systems to cell and tissue biomechanics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hampton C. Gabler, Ashley A. Weaver, Joel D. Stitzel
    Pages 33-49
  3. Jacob R. Peschman, Karen Brasel
    Pages 51-82
  4. Harold J. Mertz, Annette L. Irwin
    Pages 83-112
  5. Richard W. Kent, Jason Forman
    Pages 113-141
  6. King H. Yang, Clifford C. Chou
    Pages 143-182
  7. Daniel P. Nicolella, Todd L. Bredbenner
    Pages 183-201
  8. Cameron R. Bass, Narayan Yoganandan
    Pages 203-220
  9. John W. Melvin, Narayan Yoganandan
    Pages 221-245
  10. Roger W. Nightingale, Barry S. Myers, Narayan Yoganandan
    Pages 259-308
  11. Mei Wang, Raj D. Rao, Narayan Yoganandan, Frank A. Pintar
    Pages 309-329
  12. John M. Cavanaugh, Narayan Yoganandan
    Pages 331-372
  13. Warren N. Hardy, Meghan K. Howes, Andrew R. Kemper, Stephen W. Rouhana
    Pages 373-434
  14. Mike W. J. Arun, Dennis J. Maiman, Narayan Yoganandan
    Pages 435-450
  15. Brian D. Stemper, Frank A. Pintar, Jamie L. Baisden
    Pages 451-470
  16. Jonathan D. Rupp
    Pages 471-497
  17. Robert S. Salzar, W. Brent Lievers, Ann M. Bailey, Jeff R. Crandall
    Pages 499-547
  18. Nathan D. Crosby, Jenell R. Smith, Beth A. Winkelstein
    Pages 549-580

About this book


This book provides a state-of-the-art look at the applied biomechanics of accidental injury and prevention. The editors, Drs. Narayan Yoganandan, Alan M. Nahum and John W. Melvin are recognized international leaders and researchers in injury biomechanics, prevention and trauma medicine.  They have assembled renowned researchers as authors for 29 chapters to cover individual aspects of human injury assessment and prevention.

This third edition is thoroughly revised and expanded with new chapters in different fields. Topics covered address automotive, aviation, military and other environments. Field data collection; injury coding/scaling; injury epidemiology; mechanisms of injury; human tolerance to injury; simulations using experimental, complex computational models (finite element modeling) and statistical processes; anthropomorphic test device design, development and validation for crashworthiness applications in topics cited above; and current regulations are covered. Risk functions and injury criteria for various body regions are included. Adult and pediatric populations are addressed.  The exhaustive list of references in many areas along with the latest developments is valuable to all those involved or intend to pursue this important topic on human injury biomechanics and prevention.

The expanded edition will interest a variety of scholars and professionals including physicians, biomedical researchers in many disciplines, basic scientists, attorneys and jurists involved in accidental injury cases, and governmental bodies.  It is hoped that this book will foster multidisciplinary collaborations by medical and engineering researchers, and academicians and practicing physicians for injury assessment and prevention and stimulate more applied research, education and training in the field of accidental-injury causation and prevention.



Accidental injury Biomechanics Computational modeling Human tolerance Injury mechanisms Prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Narayan Yoganandan
    • 1
  • Alan M. Nahum
    • 2
  • John W. Melvin
    • 3
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin Inc on behalf of Narayan Yoganandan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of California at San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Tandelta Inc.Ann ArborUSA
  4. 4.The Medical College of Wisconsin Inc on behalf of Narayan YoganandanMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Accidental Injury
  • Book Subtitle Biomechanics and Prevention
  • Editors Narayan Yoganandan
    Alan M. Nahum
    John W. Melvin

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-1731-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3693-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-1732-7
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 851
  • Number of Illustrations 246 b/w illustrations, 143 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Medicine
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