1932

Abstract

▪ Abstract 

Werner Goldsmith, one of the foremost authorities on the mechanics of impact and the biomechanics of head and neck injuries, died peacefully at home in Oakland, California, on August 23, 2003, at age 79 after a short, courageous battle with leukemia, ending a long and very distinguished career in mechanics, dynamics, and biomechanics, and an almost six-decades-long association with the University of California, Berkeley. He was one of the pioneering, eminent solid and fluid mechanicians who made an early transition to biomechanics, and in rising to equal distinction in their new fields, added great credibility to biomechanics as a discipline in its own right. He was also a distinguished and influential figure in bioengineering education at his own institution, and, more broadly, in the United States and abroad. An emeritus professor for over a decade, he continued to be active in research and teaching until the very last days of his life.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.7.060804.100348
2005-08-15
2024-06-15
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/be/7/1/annurev.bioeng.7.060804.100348.html?itemId=/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.7.060804.100348&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

Literature Cited

  1. Goldsmith W, Plunkett J. 2004. A biomechanical analysis of the causes of traumatic brain injury in infants and children. Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol. 25:(2)89–100 [Google Scholar]
  2. Goldsmith W. 1960. Impact: The Theory and Physical Behavior of Colliding Solids. London: Edward Arnold [Google Scholar]
  3. Goldsmith W. 2001. Impact: The Physical Behavior of Colliding Solids Mineola, NY: Dover [Google Scholar]
  4. Goldsmith W. 1999. Non-ideal projectile impact on targets. Int. J. Impact Eng. 22:(2–3)95–395 [Google Scholar]
  5. Jones N. ed. 1994. Commemorative issue in honour of Professor Goldsmith's 70th birthday. Int. J. Impact Eng. 15:(No. 4)343–586 [Google Scholar]
  6. Kenner VH, Goldsmith W. 1969. One-dimensional wave propagation through a short discontinuity. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 45:(1)115–18 [Google Scholar]
  7. Lee PY, Goldsmith W, Sackman JL. 1972. Pulse propagation in straight circular elastic tubes. Int. J. Solids Struct. 8:1011–18 [Google Scholar]
  8. Lewis JL, Goldsmith W. 1973. A biaxial split Hopkinson-bar for simultaneous torsion and compression. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 44:811–13 [Google Scholar]
  9. Lewis JL, Goldsmith W, Cunningham DM. 1969. Internal strain measurements of longitudinal pulses in conical bars. Exp. Mech. 9:(7)313–20 [Google Scholar]
  10. Kenner VH, Goldsmith W, Sackman JL. 1969. Longitudinal impact on a hollow cone. J. Appl. Mech. 37:445–50 [Google Scholar]
  11. Ricketts TE, Goldsmith W. 1970. Dynamic properties of rocks and composite structural materials. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. 7:315–35 [Google Scholar]
  12. Kenner VH, Goldsmith W. 1972. Dynamic loading of a spherical fluid-filled shell. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 14:557–68 [Google Scholar]
  13. Yew CH, Goldsmith W. 1964. Stress distributions in soft metals due to static and dynamic loading. J. Appl. Mech. 31:635–46 [Google Scholar]
  14. Calder CA, Goldsmith W. 1971. Plastic deformation and perforation of thin plates resulting from projectile impact. Int. J. Solids Struct. 7:863–81 [Google Scholar]
  15. Calder CA, Kelly JM, Goldsmith W. 1971. Projectile impact on an infinite, viscoplastic plate. Int. J. Solids Struct. 7:1143–52 [Google Scholar]
  16. Krishnamoorthy K, Goldsmith W, Sackman JL. 1974. Measurements of wave processes in isotropic and transversely isotropic elastic rocks. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. 11:367–78 [Google Scholar]
  17. Suh SL, Goldsmith W, Taylor RL. 1974. Impact on a transversely anisotropic half-space. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. 11:413–21 [Google Scholar]
  18. Goldsmith W, Austin CF, Wang CC, Finnegan S. 1966. Stress waves in igneous rocks. J. Geophys. Res. 71:2055–78 [Google Scholar]
  19. Goldsmith W, Polivka M, Yang TL. 1966. Dynamic behavior of concrete. Exp. Mech. 6:65–69 [Google Scholar]
  20. Goldsmith W, Kenner VH, Ricketts TE. 1968. Dynamic loading of several concrete-like mixtures. J. Struct. Div. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng. 94:(7)1803–27 [Google Scholar]
  21. Goldsmith W, Sackman JL. 1973. Wave propagation in rocks. Proc. Rock Mech. Symp. ASME/AMD 3:73–128 [Google Scholar]
  22. Goldsmith W, Liu TW, Chulay S. 1965. Plate impact and perforation by projectiles. Exp. Mech. 5:385–404 1966. Proc. 2nd Int. Congr. Exp. Mech., June [Google Scholar]
  23. Goldsmith W, Finnegan SA. 1971. Penetration and perforation processes in metal targets at and above ballistic velocities. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 13:843–66 [Google Scholar]
  24. Lewis JL, Goldsmith W. 1975. The dynamic fracture and prefracture response of compact bone by split Hopkinson-bar methods. J. Biomech 8:(1)27–40 [Google Scholar]
  25. Engin AE. 1969. The axisymmetric response of a fluid filled spherical shell to a local radial pulse—a model for head injury. J. Biomech. 2:325–41 [Google Scholar]
  26. Goldsmith W, Kenner VH. 1973. Impact on a simple physical model of the head. J. Biomech 6:1–11 [Google Scholar]
  27. Khalil TB, Goldsmith W, Sackman JL. 1974. Impact on a model head-helmet system. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 16:609–25 1974. Proc. U.S. Natl. Congr. Appl. Mech., 7th, New York, p. 160, ASME [Google Scholar]
  28. Simpson BA, Goldsmith W, Sackman JL. 1976. Oblique impact on a head-helmet system. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 18:337–40 [Google Scholar]
  29. Landkof B, Goldsmith W, Sackman JL. 1976. Impact on a head-neck structure. J. Biomech. 9:141–51 [Google Scholar]
  30. Goldsmith W, Reber JG. 1979. Analysis of large head-neck motions. J. Biomech. 12:211–22 [Google Scholar]
  31. Goldsmith W, Kabo JM. 1983. Response of a human head-neck model to transient sagittal plane loading. J. Biomech. 16:213–25 [Google Scholar]
  32. Goldsmith W, Merrill T, Deng Y-C. 1984. Three-dimensional response of a lumped-parameter head-neck model due to impact and impulsive loading. J. Biomech. 17:81–95 [Google Scholar]
  33. Kabo JM, Goldsmith W, Harris NM. 1983. In vitro head and neck response to impact. J. Biomech. Eng. 105:316–20 [Google Scholar]
  34. Goldsmith W, Deng Y-C. 1987. Response of a human head/neck/upper torso replica to dynamic loading. I: Physical model. J. Biomech. 20:471–86 [Google Scholar]
  35. Goldsmith W, Deng Y-C. 1987. Response of a human head/neck/upper torso replica to dynamic loading. II: Analytical/numerical model. J. Biomech. 20:487–97 [Google Scholar]
  36. Luo Z, Goldsmith W. 1991. Reaction of a human head/torso system to shock. J. Biomech. 24:499–510 [Google Scholar]
  37. Goldsmith W, Khalil T. 1973. Effect of a protective device in the reduction of head injury. Proc. Int. Conf. Biokinet. Impacts, Amsterdam pp. 335–66 France: Org. Natl. Sécurité Routière [Google Scholar]
  38. Goldsmith W. 1975. Construction helmet response under severe impact. J. Constr. Div. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng. 101:(C02)335–43 [Google Scholar]
  39. Goldsmith W, Kabo JM. 1982. Performance of baseball headgear. Am. J. Sports Med. 10:31–37 [Google Scholar]
  40. Goldsmith W, Sackman JL, Ouligian G, Kabo M. 1978. Response of a realistic human head-neck model to impact. J. Biomech. Eng. 100:25–38 [Google Scholar]
  41. Goldsmith W. 1979. Some aspects of head and neck injury and protection. In Proc. NATO Adv. Study Inst. Prog. Biomech. ed. N Akkas Ser. E, Appl. Sci. No. 32 pp. 333–77 Alphen aan den Rijn: Sijthoff & Noordhoff [Google Scholar]
  42. Goldsmith W, Lubock P. 1980. Experimental cavitation studies in a model head-neck system. J. Biomech. 13:1041–52 [Google Scholar]
  43. Lubock P, Goldsmith W. 1980. Experimental cavitation studies in a model head-neck system. J. Biomech. 13:(12)1041–52 [Google Scholar]
  44. Goldsmith W, Frankel LJ. 1982. Mechanical properties of human neck/torso skin and vessel replications. Proc. 6th Annu. Meet. Am. Soc. Biomechan. p. 72 Also “Propriétés mécaniques des repliques de la peau de col/torse et des vasseux humaines.” Proc. 7th Fr. Congr. Biomechan., Compiègne, July pp. 1.4–1.5 [Google Scholar]
  45. Goldsmith W. 1982. A propos de quelques récherches biomécaniques en matières de blessures de la tête et du cou. Proc. 7th Fr. Congr. Biomech., Compiègne, July pp. 8.1–8.3 [Google Scholar]
  46. Winters JM, Goldsmith W. 1983. Response of an advanced head-neck model to transient loading. J. Biomech. Eng. 105:63–70 Erratum. 1983. J. Biomech. Eng. 105:196–97 [Google Scholar]
  47. Goldsmith W. 1984. Mechanical aspects involving trauma to the human neck. Proc. Int. Sch. Impact Trauma, Int. Cent. Transp. Stud., Amalfi, Italy pp. 139–47 Amsterdam: Am. Elsevier [Google Scholar]
  48. Goldsmith W, Ommaya AK. 1984. Head and neck injury criteria and tolerance levels. Proc. Int. Sch. Impact Trauma, Int. Cent. Transp. Stud., Amalfi, Italy pp. 149–87 Amsterdam: Am. Elsevier [Google Scholar]
  49. Goldsmith W. 1981. Some aspects of the physical and mathematical modelling of loading of head/neck systems and implications of current DOT injury criteria. Proc. Consens. Workshop Head Neck Injury NHTSA, DOT, HS806434, March. Washington, US: GPO June 1983 pp. 133–48204–17241–45 [Google Scholar]
  50. Goldsmith W, Deng YC, Merrill TH. 1984. Numerical evaluation of the three-dimensional response of a human head-neck model to dynamic loading. Mathematical Simulation of Occupant and Vehicle Kinematics Proc. Gov.-Ind. Meet., P-146, Pap. No. 840861 pp. 79–95 Washington, May. Warrendale, PA: SAE [Google Scholar]
  51. Luo Z, Goldsmith W. 1989. Impact response of a humanoid head/neck/torso system. Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection in Transportation Systems ASME/AMD Vol. 106, BED Vol. 13 pp. 117–18 [Google Scholar]
  52. Monson K, Goldsmith W, Barbaro NM, Manley G. 2000. Static and dynamic and failure properties of human cerebral vessels. Crashworthiness in Transportation Systems ASME/AMD Vol. 246, BED Vol. 49, pp. 255–65 [Google Scholar]
  53. Goldsmith W. 2001. Fatal pediatric head injuries caused by short-distance falls. Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol. 22:334–36 [Google Scholar]
  54. Ommaya AK, Goldsmith W, Thibault L. 2002. Biomechanics and neuropathology of adult and pediatric head injury. Br. J. Neurosurg. 16:(3)220–42 [Google Scholar]
  55. Zhang L, Bae J, Hardy WN, Monson KL, Goldsmith W. et al. 2002. Computational study of the contribution of the vasculature on the dynamic response of the brain. Stapp Car Crash J. 46:145–64 SAE Pap. 2002–22–008 [Google Scholar]
  56. Caveness WF, Walker AE. eds. 1966. Head Injury Conference Proceedings Philadelphia: Lippincott [Google Scholar]
  57. Goldsmith W. 2001. The state of head injury biomechanics: Past, present and future, Part 1. Crit. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 29:(5/6)441–600 [Google Scholar]
  58. Goldsmith W. 1969. Biomechanical activities at some American and European institutions. I. J. Biomech. 2:343–47 [Google Scholar]
  59. Goldsmith W. 1969. Biomechanical activities at some American and European institutions. II. J. Biomech. 2:469–75 [Google Scholar]
  60. Goldsmith W. 1970. Biomechanical activities at some American and European institutions. III. J. Biomech. 3:125–29 [Google Scholar]
  61. Goldsmith W. 1970. Biomechanical activities at some American and European institutions. IV. J. Biomech. 3:229–34 [Google Scholar]
  62. Berger SA, Goldsmith W, Lewis ER. eds. 2000. Introduction to Bioengineering Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. Rev. ed. [Google Scholar]
  63. Batra RC, Mal AK, MacSithigh GP. eds. 1995. ASME/AMD Symp. Impact, Waves and Fracture Vol. 205 Jt. ASME Appl. Mech. Mater. Summer Meet., Los Angeles, June 28–30 [Google Scholar]
  64. Goldsmith W. 1997. Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley, The First 125 Years Berkeley: Dep. Mech. Eng., Univ. Calif. Berkeley [Google Scholar]
/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.7.060804.100348
Loading
/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.7.060804.100348
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Review Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error