Jeff R. Crandall Jeff R. Crandall

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Emergency Medicine
Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics

B.A., Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College, 1988
M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1991
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1994


Research Interests

The University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary, is the largest university-based injury biomechanics laboratory in the world. The 30,000 square-foot facility, located in the University of Virginia’s North Fork Research Park, boasts several state-of-the-art pieces of equipment, as well as custom resources and capabilities that are unique to the laboratory. This includes servo-hydraulic and electro-mechanical materials testing machines, a Seattle Safety Systems servo-controlled reverse-acceleration sled, a VIA Systems deceleration sled, a 16-camera high-speed motion capture system, and the world’s first university-based full-scale rollover sled system, which is capable of rolling a sport-utility vehicle at 400-deg/s and dropping it onto a moving roadbed. The Center is a joint venture of the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and houses researchers with a diversity of backgrounds, including mechanical, biomedical, electrical, and civil engineers, a biostatistician, an epidemiologist, orthopedic surgeons, ER doctors, radiologists, and a pathologist.

Recent Publications

Gabler LF, Crandall JR, Panzer MB
Assessment of Kinematic Brain Injury Metrics for Predicting Strain Responses in Diverse Automotive Impact Conditions.

Pramudita JA, Kamiya S, Ujihashi S, Choi HY, Ito M, Watanabe R, Crandall JR, Kent RW
Estimation of conditions evoking fracture in finger bones under pinch loading based on finite element analysis.

McMurry TL, Bose D, Ridella SA, Eigen AM, Crandall JR, Kerrigan JR
Epidemiology of moderate-to-severe injury patterns observed in rollover crashes.

Seppi J, Toczyski J, Crandall JR, Kerrigan J
Repeatability of a dynamic rollover test system.

Park G, Kim T, Panzer MB, Crandall JR
Validation of Shoulder Response of Human Body Finite-Element Model (GHBMC) Under Whole Body Lateral Impact Condition.

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