Savilonis, Brian James
The goal of this project was to reduce the likelihood of concussions for ice hockey players by designing a neck support utilizing shear-thickening fluids. A testing mechanism was created to simulate concussion causing impacts while measuring accelerations. It was found that the use of a shear-thickening non-Newtonian fluid reduced the likelihood of a concussion. To support our findings, we computed and compared standard injury indices to evaluate if our goal was met.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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