14 February 2013

Call for papers: "Human/Animal Body Modelling in Biomechanics Research"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Vehicle Safety.

This special issue aims to present first-rate work on human body modelling, with a broad coverage of component or whole body model development, verification and validation, application and material characterisation. Research papers on animal body modelling and numerical robustness/accuracy analysis are also very welcome.

Impact injury biomechanics studies carried out with the aim of manufacturing safer cars for over half a century have with the growth of computational power endorsed computational modelling, especially in the last two decades. Computer human models have been largely improved in terms of biofidelity and robustness, and have been applied in areas beyond vehicle safety, such as in the space and medical device industries.

Despite the traditional focus of IJVS on vehicle safety, this special issue welcomes research work on human or animal body modelling, with the aim of promoting the understanding of how biological tissues respond to mechanical stimuli from well-controlled laboratory conditions to complex crash or surgical scenarios.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Biomechanical modelling
  • Biological material characterisation
  • Numerical analysis
  • Combined computational and experimental work related to vehicle safety, sports safety, forensic investigation, blast mechanics and clinical biomechanics
  • Laboratory-controlled trauma and simulation
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 16 August, 2013
Notification to authors: 11 October, 2013
Final versions due: 6 December, 2013

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