January 12, 2016 - January 14, 2016
The Army Research Laboratory will host a Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Human and Surrogate Response to Accelerative Loading on January 12-14, 2016 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Co-sponsored by the Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan) Engineering Office and the Blast Protection for Platforms and Personnel Institute (BP3I), this workshop will address the numerical analysis tools and methods available to simulate and investigate the response of vehicle occupants to accelerative loading induced from blast events, with an emphasis on under-body blast. The objectives of the workshop are to explore the scope of current research activities, highlight recent advances in models and techniques, document the capabilities of existing numerical analysis tools, extract knowledge and insights gained from using these tools, and identify technical gaps and numerical tools for critical future needs. The workshop will be a venue for the presentation of science and engineering that reflect the latest innovations in state-of-the-art technologies.