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General InformationPublications

  • H T Garimella and R H Kraft, 2016, "Modeling the mechanics of axonal fiber tracts using the embedded finite element method", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, (e02823), pp. 1–21
  • Allison N Ranslow and Reuben H Kraft, 2016, "The development of a “fuzzy” yield envelope for trabecular porcine skull bone using numerical simulations", Proceedings of the 2016 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2016)
  • Chanyoung Lee and Reuben H Kraft, 2016, "A coupled reaction-diffusion-strain model for bone growth in the cranial vault", Proceedings of the 2016 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2016)
  • S Motiwale, W Eppler, D Hollingsworth, C Hollingsworth, J Morgenthau and Reuben H Kraft, 2016, "Application of Neural Networks for Filtering Non-Impact Transients Recorded from Biomechanical Sensors", IEEE, pp. 204 - 207
  • Reuben H Kraft, R A Fielding, Kevin Lister, Allen Shirley, Tim Marler, Andrew C. Merkle, Andrzej J. Przekwas, X G Tan and Xianlian Zhou, 2016, Modeling skeletal injuries in military scenarios, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Sai N Reddy, R A Fielding, Michael J Robinson and Reuben H Kraft, 2015, "A computational study of fracture in the calcaneus under variable impact conditions", American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congress and Explosion, Volume 3: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, pp. pp. V003T03A058; 10 pages
  • H T Garimella, H Yaun, B D Johnson, Semyon Slobounov and Reuben H Kraft, 2015, "Anisotropic constitutive model of human brain with intravoxel heterogeneity of fiber orientation using diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI)", Proceedings of the 2014 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congress and Exposition, Volume 3: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, pp. pp. V003T03A011; 9 pages
  • Rebecca A Fielding, X G Tan, A J Przekwas, C D Kozuch and Reuben H Kraft, 2015, "High rate impact to the human calcaneus: A micromechanical analysis", American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congress and Explosion, Volume 3: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, pp. V003T03A009, (8 pages)
  • R A Fielding, A J Przekwas, X G Tan and R H Kraft, 2015, "Development of a lower extremity model for high strain rate impact loading", International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 3, (2), pp. 161-186
  • C X Lee, J T Richtsmeier and R H Kraft, 2015, "A Computational Analysis of Bone Formation in the Cranial Vault in the Mouse", Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3, (24)
  • Chanyoung Lee, Joan T Richtsmeier and Reuben H Kraft, 2014, "A multiscale computational model for the growth of the cranial vault in craniosynostosis", American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congress and Explosion, (IMECE2014-38728), pp. pp. V009T12A061; 6 pages
  • A R Makwana, A. R. Krishna, Hao Yuan, Reuben H Kraft, X Zhou, A J Przekwas and P Whitley, 2014, "Towards a micromechanical model of intervertebral disc degeneration under cyclic loading", American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congress and Explosion, (IMECE2014-39174), pp. pp. V003T03A012; 7 pages
  • Jeffrey J. Swab, Jason Tice, Andrew A. Wereszczak and Reuben H Kraft, 2014, "Fracture toughness of advanced structural ceramics: Applying ASTM C1421", Journal of the American Ceramic Society, pp. pp. 1-9
  • R A Fielding, Reuben H Kraft, Timothy M Ryan and T D Stecko, 2014, "A micromechanics-based simulation of calcaneus fracture and fragmentation due to impact loading", 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI) 5th. European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM V) 6th. European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI)
  • J Zhang, A C Merkle, C M Carneal, R S Armiger, Reuben H Kraft, E E Ward, K A Ott, A C Wickwire, C J Dooley, T P Harrigan and J C Roberts, 2013, "Effects of torso-borne mass and loading severity on early response of the lumbar spine under high-rate vertical loading", International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury
  • Reuben H Kraft, A M Dagro, P J McKee, S T Grafton, J Vettel, K McDowell, M Vindiola and A C Merkle, 2013, "Combining the finite element method with structural network-based analysis for modeling neurotrauma", 11th International Symposium, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, pp. 4
  • A M Dagro, P J McKee, R H Kraft, T G Zhang and S S Satapathy, 2013, "A preliminary investigation of traumatically induced axonal injury in a three-dimensional (3-D) finite element model (FEM) of the human head during blast-loading"
  • J D Clayton, Reuben H Kraft and R B Leavy, 2012, "Mesoscale modeling of nonlinear elasticity and fracture in ceramic polycrystals under dynamic shear and compression", Journal of Solids and Structures, 49, (18), pp. 6
  • Reuben H Kraft, P J Mckee, A M Dagro and S T Grafton, 2012, "Combining the finite element method with structural connectome-based analysis for modeling neurotrauma: Connectome neurotrauma mechanics", PLoS Computational Biology, 8, (8), pp. e1002619
  • J Vettel, A M Dagro, S Gordon, S Kerick, Reuben H Kraft, S Luo, S Rawal, M Vindiola and K McDowell, 2012, "Brain structure-function couplings (FY11)"
  • Reuben H Kraft, M L Lynch and E W Vogel, 2011, "Computational failure modeling of lower extremities", NATO Human Factors and Medicine Panel, RTO-MP-HFM-207AC/323(HFM-207), (TP/412)
  • G A Gozonas, J W McCauley, I G Batyrev, D Casem, J D Clayton, D P Dandekar, R H Kraft, B M Love, B M Rice, B E Schuster and N S Weingarten, 2011, "Multiscale modeling of armor ceramics: Focus on AlON"
  • Reuben H Kraft and S L Wozniak, 2011, "A review of computational spinal injury biomechanics research and recommendations for future efforts"
  • M Scheidler, J Fitzpatrick and Reuben H Kraft, 2011, "Optimal pulse shapes for SHPB tests on soft materials", Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Dynamic Behavior of Materials, 1, pp. 259-268
  • J D Clayton and Reuben H Kraft, 2011, "Mesoscale modeling of dynamic failure of ceramic polycrystals"
  • Reuben H Kraft and A M Dagro, 2011, "Design and implementation of a numerical technique to inform anisotropic hyperelastic finite element models using diffusion-weighted imaging"
  • J D Clayton and Reuben H Kraft, 2011, Mesoscale modeling of dynamic failure of ceramic polycrystals, John Wiley & Sons
  • J. D. Clayton and Reuben H Kraft, 2011, "Mesoscale modeling of dynamic failure of ceramic polycrystals", Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
  • J M Vettel, D S Bassett, Reuben H Kraft and S T Grafton, 2010, "Physics-based models of brain structure connectivity informed by diffusion weighted imaging", 27th Army Science Conference
  • G A Gazonas, J W McCauley, Reuben H Kraft, B M Love, J D Clayton, D Casem, D Dandekar, B Rice, I Batyrev, N S Weingarten and B E Schuster, 2010, "Multiscale modeling of armor ceramics: Focus on AlON", 27th Army Science Conference
  • M Scheidler and Reuben H Kraft, 2010, "Inertial effects in compression Hopkinson bar tests on soft materials", U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 1st Annual ARL Ballistic Technology Workshop
  • Reuben H Kraft, I Batyrev, S Lee, A D Rollett and B Rice, 2010, "Multiscale modeling of armor ceramics", Journal of the American Ceramics Society Meeting Proceedings, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, 31
  • Jean M Vettel, Danielle Bassett, R H Kraft and Scott Grafton, 2010, "Physics-based models of brain structure connectivity informed by diffusion-weighted imaging"
  • Reuben H Kraft and J F Molinari, 2008, "A statistical investigation of the effects of grain boundary properties on transgranular fracture", Acta Materialia, 56, (17), pp. 10
  • Reuben H Kraft, J F Molinari, K T Ramesh and D W Warner, 2008, "Computational micromechanics of dynamic compressive loading of a brittle polycrystalline material using a distribution of grain boundary properties", The Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 56, pp. 23
  • J J Swab, A A Wereszczak, J Tice, R Caspe, R H Kraft and J Adams, 2005, "Mechanical and thermal properties of advanced ceramics for gun barrel applications"
  • A A Wereszczak, J J Swab and R H Kraft, 2005, "Effects of machining on the uniaxial and equibiaxial flexure strength of CAP3 AD-995 Al2O3"
  • A A Wereszczak and Reuben H Kraft, 2003, "Flexural and torsional resonances of ceramic tiles via impulse excitation of vibration", 27th Annual Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 24, (4), pp. 207-213
  • A A Wereszczak and Reuben H Kraft, 2002, "Instrumented Hertzian indentation of armor ceramics", 26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, 23, (3), pp. 11
  • Reuben H Kraft and H T Garimella, , "Embedded finite elements for modeling traumatic axonal injury", American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • A N Ranslow, Reuben H Kraft, Ryan Shannon, Patricia De Tomas-Medina, R Radovitsky, Aurelie Jean, Martin Pierre Hautefeuille, Brian Fagan, Kimberly A. Ziegler, Tusit Weerasooriya, Ann Mae Dileonardi, Allan Gunnarsson and Sikhanda Satapathy, , "Microstructural analysis of porcine skull bone subjected to impact loading", American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congress and Explosion, Volume 3: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, pp. pp. V003T03A057; 10 pages
  • Shruti Motiwale, Vikram V Subramani, Xianlian Zhou and Reuben H Kraft, , "Damage Prediction for a Cervical Spine Intervertebral Disc", Proceedings of the 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Congress and Explosion, (IMECE2016-67711)
  • Harsha T Garimella and Reuben H Kraft, , "A new computational approach for modeling diffusion tractography in the brain", Journal of Neural Regeneration Research
 

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