[Experimental neurotraumatology--rotation (author's transl)]

Z Rechtsmed. 1981;87(3):205-15.
[Article in German]


Experimental simulations of motion of the brain at impact were carried out. Rotational accelerations from 2,000 up to 8,000 rad/s2 with durations of 8 to 32 ms were applied to preparations of human skull and brain. The tests were filmed with a high-speed camera with up to 3,000 frames/s. Due to inertia there were relative motion and displacement of the upper part of the brain relative to the skull-cap. Marked displacements (maximum: 2cm) were observed on atrophied brains. Test results are discussed and compared with other investigations.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acceleration
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Brain Injuries / etiology*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rotation
  • Skull