HUByx by CEDREM
Finite Element Model of the Human Body
HUByx is a finite element model of the human body simulating all the bones and organs as well as the internal fluid in between them. HUByx is a first step in measuring the propagation of potentially lethal pressure waves inside the human body.
Taking a ballistic impact as an example, the projectile can be stopped by any type of protection, and still cause significant damage inside the human body. It can be assumed that stopping the projectile causes a velocity on the rear face of the protection which is transmitted to the human body and which generates a pressure wave which propagates: the interior of the latter. The challenge of HUByx is to represent this pressure propagation inside the human body, by means of finite element simulations.