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Research Assistant Professor

3017 Graves Hall
333 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-366-7584
Email: yunseok.kang@osumc.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Instrumentation Technique Development
  • Multibody Kinematics and Dynamics

Research Focus

Dr. Yun-Seok Kang is a research assistance professor in the division of health sciences, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University.  He is the director of the Injury Biomechanics Research Lab (IBRL) in the Injury Biomechanics Research Center (IBRC).  IBRL investigates the biomechanical responses of the human body to impact by using experimental and FE modeling techniques for high-energy impacts.

 

Dr. Kang’s research in the injury biomechanics field specifically focuses on investigating human injury tolerance and assessing how well anthropomorphic test devices (ATD) replicate the response of a human (i.e., biofidelity of ATD) in motor vehicle crashes and sports activities.  He has become an expert in quantifying the response of human body, identifying the mechanisms of human injury, and defining injury tolerances using post-mortem human subjects (PMHS) by applying the principles of mechanics to injuries of the human body in severe impacts.

 Dr. Kang has been funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Science Foundation through the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS), and Infoscitex.  He has been serving as the Principal Investigator on 13 research projects (6 on-going projects) as well as the co-investigator on 9 research projects, all which take place in IBRC.  His current research topics are: 

  • “Whiplash trauma in rear-ended impacts” 
  • “Subdural hematoma injury in head rotation” 
  • “Head instrumentation technique” 
  • “ATD prototype development”
  • “Evaluation of safety system for child injury prevention”
  • “Thorax and rib biomechanics” 
  • “Abdomen biomechanics”

Recent Publications

Kang, Y., Stammen, J., Moorhouse, K., Bolte, J., 2016. PMHS Lower Neck Load Calculation using Inverse Dynamics with Cervical Spine Kinematics and Neck Mass Properties, In: International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury. [Peer-Review]

Kang, Y., Goldman, S., Moorhouse, K., Bolte, J., 2015. Measurement of Head Kinematics in Impact Conditions Using a Coplanar 6aw Configuration, Proceeding of the 43th International Workshop on Human Subjects in Biomechanics Research.

Agnew, A., Schafman, M., Moorhouse, K., White, S.E., Kang, Y., 2015. The Effect of Age on The Structural Properties of Human Ribs. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.09.002 [Peer-Review] (Published)


Recent Presentations

Kang, Y., Presenter 2016. PMHS Lower Neck Load Calculation using Inverse Dynamics with Cervical Spine Kinematics and Neck Mass Properties. International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury. Malaga, Spain.

Kang, Y., Presenter 2016. Rear Impact Head and Neck Kinematics of BioRIDII and PMHS in Production Seats. SAE Government Industry Meeting. Washington DC

Kang, Y., Presenter 2015.  Measurement of Head Kinematics in Impact Conditions Using a Coplanar 6aw Configuration to the 43th International Workshop on Human Subjects in Biomechanics Research. New Orleans, LA


Courses Taught

  • Advanced Topics in Injury Biomechanics

Education

  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Aug/2011
  • MS Automotive Engineering, Kookmin University, Mar/2005
  • BS Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Kookmin University, Mar/2003
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