Virtual Human Body Models

The virtual human body model is a Finite Element (FE) computational model of the human body designed to replicate its biomechanics and kinematics in a variety of scenarios. Elemance offers a variety of models including occupant, pedestrian, detailed and simplified versions.

Model Types

Elemance provides virtual human body models in varying detail options.

Detailed Models

   Detailed injury prediction

Designed for crash-induced injury metrics and criteria

   Robust models

Highly complex bones and internal organs

   Variety of uses

Optimal for crash, sports, and military related studies

 

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Simplified Models

   Fewer elements for faster run time

Up to 50x faster run time versus detailed models

   Designed for kinematics and kinetics

Optimized for robustness, ease of positioning, and modularity

   Easier to configure

Fewer elements and contacts, kinematic joints, and simple materials

Elemance Simplified Models

Detailed Model Layers

   Male and female models of varying size

   Both occupant and pedestrian postures

   Designed from a robust medical imaging dataset

   Comprehensive validation from tissue level up to full body

   More than 100 publications in the literature

 

   Male and female models of varying size

   Both occupant and pedestrian postures

   Designed from a robust medical imaging dataset

   Comprehensive validation from tissue level up to full body

   More than 100 publications in the literature

 

   Detailed musculoskeletal system for enhanced kinematics

   Options for passive and active musculature

   Detailed musculoskeletal system for enhanced kinematics

   Options for passive and active musculature

   Explicitly represented organs for localized tissue injury risk prediction

   Capabilities to extract both deterministic and probabilistic injury risk

   Continuous development to enhance injury prediction capabilities

   Explicitly represented organs for localized tissue injury risk prediction

   Capabilities to extract both deterministic and probabilistic injury risk

   Continuous development to enhance injury prediction capabilities

   All major biomechanical components of human skeletal system are modeled

   Detailed modeling for hard tissue injury prediction

   All major biomechanical components of human skeletal system are modeled

   Detailed modeling for hard tissue injury prediction

Simplified Model Layers

   Same body shape and size as corresponding detailed models

   Developed for enhanced computational efficiency

   Ideal for parametric studies

   Designed to accurately capture kinetics and kinematic

   Validated at full body level

 

   Same body shape and size as corresponding detailed models

   Developed for enhanced computational efficiency

   Ideal for parametric studies

   Designed to accurately capture kinetics and kinematic

   Validated at full body level

   Implemented simplified material models

   Reduced element density

   Decreased number of contacts

   Implemented simplified material models

   Reduced element density

   Decreased number of contacts

   Thoracic and abdominal organs modeled as homogenized volumes

   Volume shapes designed to allow direct implementation of detailed organs on a regional level

   Approach allows user to maintain computational efficiency and still predict specific injury in their area of interest

   Thoracic and abdominal organs modeled as homogenized volumes

   Volume shapes designed to allow direct implementation of detailed organs on a regional level

   Approach allows user to maintain computational efficiency and still predict specific injury in their area of interest

   Same skeletal geometrics as detailed models

   Computational savings through rigidized bones

   Mechanical joints implemented to allow GUI-based, dummy-like repositioning

   Same skeletal geometrics as detailed models

   Computational savings through rigidized bones

   Mechanical joints implemented to allow GUI-based, dummy-like repositioning

Model Variations

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