Nicholas A Vavalle

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quantitative Validation of a Human Body Finite Element Model Using Rigid Body Impacts
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 575 N Patterson Avenue, Suite 120, Winston Salem, NC, 27101, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 43:2163-74. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Lateral impact validation of a geometrically accurate full body finite element model for blunt injury prediction
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 41:497-512. 2013
  3. doi request reprint An evaluation of objective rating methods for full-body finite element model comparison to PMHS tests
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27101, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:S87-94. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A technique for developing CAD geometry of long bones using clinical CT data
    Matthew L Davis
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Winston Salem, NC, USA Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Med Eng Phys 37:1116-23. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Investigation of the mass distribution of a detailed seated male finite element model
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics, Winston Salem, NC, and with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    J Appl Biomech 30:471-6. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Age- and sex-specific thorax finite element model development and simulation
    Samantha L Schoell
    a Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    Traffic Inj Prev 16:S57-65. 2015
  7. doi request reprint Use of silicone materials to simulate tissue biomechanics as related to deep tissue injury
    Jessica L Sparks
    Jessica L Sparks, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Nicholas A Vavalle, MS, is a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina Krysten E Kasting is a bioengineering undergraduate student, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Benjamin Long, MS, is an Instructor of Physical Therapy, Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, North Carolina Martin L Tanaka, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Technology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina Phillip A Sanger, PhD, is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Karen Schnell, MSN, owns Blue Sky Health Concepts Consulting, Mebane, North Carolina Teresa A Conner Kerr, PhD, is Dean of the College of Health Sciences, University of North Georgia
    Adv Skin Wound Care 28:59-68. 2015
  8. doi request reprint Porohyperviscoelastic model simultaneously predicts parenchymal fluid pressure and reaction force in perfused liver
    Emma C Moran
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Biomech Eng 134:091002. 2012

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Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Quantitative Validation of a Human Body Finite Element Model Using Rigid Body Impacts
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 575 N Patterson Avenue, Suite 120, Winston Salem, NC, 27101, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 43:2163-74. 2015
    ..ISO/TS 18571 scores for the impacts studied had a mean score of 0.73 with a range of 0.57-0.83. Well-validated FEMs are important tools used by engineers in advancing occupant safety. ..
  2. doi request reprint Lateral impact validation of a geometrically accurate full body finite element model for blunt injury prediction
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 41:497-512. 2013
    ..These results are an important milestone in the development and validation of this globally developed average male FEA model in lateral impact...
  3. doi request reprint An evaluation of objective rating methods for full-body finite element model comparison to PMHS tests
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27101, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 14:S87-94. 2013
    ..The second is to compare the results of each method, examining how they are correlated to each other and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the algorithms...
  4. doi request reprint A technique for developing CAD geometry of long bones using clinical CT data
    Matthew L Davis
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Winston Salem, NC, USA Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Med Eng Phys 37:1116-23. 2015
    ..1%. This method presents a possible solution for the characterization of characteristic thickness along the length of the bone and may also aid in the development of orthopedic implant design and subject specific finite element models. ..
  5. doi request reprint Investigation of the mass distribution of a detailed seated male finite element model
    Nicholas A Vavalle
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics, Winston Salem, NC, and with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    J Appl Biomech 30:471-6. 2014
    ..The model provides insights into the effects of inhomogeneous mass on the location of body segment CGs. ..
  6. doi request reprint Age- and sex-specific thorax finite element model development and simulation
    Samantha L Schoell
    a Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    Traffic Inj Prev 16:S57-65. 2015
    ..The purpose of this study was to morph an existing finite element (FE) model of the thorax to depict thorax morphology for males and females of ages 30 and 70 years old (YO) and to investigate the effect on injury risk...
  7. doi request reprint Use of silicone materials to simulate tissue biomechanics as related to deep tissue injury
    Jessica L Sparks
    Jessica L Sparks, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Nicholas A Vavalle, MS, is a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina Krysten E Kasting is a bioengineering undergraduate student, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Benjamin Long, MS, is an Instructor of Physical Therapy, Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, North Carolina Martin L Tanaka, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Technology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina Phillip A Sanger, PhD, is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Karen Schnell, MSN, owns Blue Sky Health Concepts Consulting, Mebane, North Carolina Teresa A Conner Kerr, PhD, is Dean of the College of Health Sciences, University of North Georgia
    Adv Skin Wound Care 28:59-68. 2015
    ..As a step toward this goal, this study evaluates the ability of silicone materials to mimic the distribution of stress in muscle tissue under concentrated loading...
  8. doi request reprint Porohyperviscoelastic model simultaneously predicts parenchymal fluid pressure and reaction force in perfused liver
    Emma C Moran
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Biomech Eng 134:091002. 2012
    ..5). The ability of this PVE model to accurately predict both fluid and solid behavior is important due to the highly vascularized nature of liver tissue and the mechanosensitivity of liver cells to solid matrix and fluid flow properties...