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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