Response of the Human Spinal Column to Lateral Deceleration

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J. F. Soechting

Laboratory of Neurophysiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

J. Appl. Mech 40(3), 643-649 (Sep 01, 1973) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423064 History: Received May 01, 1972; Revised July 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010


The effects of the musculature of the back and the bending stiffness of the spine are considered in a model for spinal column response to lateral deceleration. It is found that the effect of bending stiffness is negligible except at the ends of the spinal column and a perturbation solution based on this assumption is obtained and typical results are reported.

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