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.

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Boruah S, Subit DL, Paskoff GR, Shender BS, Crandall JR, Salzar RS
Influence of bone microstructure on the mechanical properties of skull cortical bone - A combined experimental and computational approach.

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