Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD, INZ
This presentation will discuss the newest developments in the state of the art research on brain injury mechanisms in context of case specific evaluation. By applying the laws and concepts of mechanics, damage to the brain that is caused by trauma can be studied and analyzed. The objective of the presentation will be to present the analysis process and the significance of the input parameters in determining whether, or not, the forces were sufficient to have caused traumatic brain injury (brain damage). During the presentation, an emphasis will be placed on the newest developments in blast related brain injury research. Although the presentation will be specific to motor vehicle crashes, through examples, it will be made clear that similar analyses can also be utilized to determine whether forces from other events (i.e. sports incidents, blasts, falls, etc.) are sufficient to cause brain damage.