• Research


    Impact and injury response and tolerance Properties of biological materials
    Macro and micro mechanisms of trauma Physical and numerical surrogate development
    Automotive crash testing
    Physical and numerical surrogate development
  • Publications


    Hardy, WN; Mason, MJ; Foster, CD; Shah, CS; Kopacz, JM; Yang, KH; King, AI; Bishop,J; Bey, M; Anderst, W; Tashman, S: A Study of the Response of the Human Cadaver Head to Impact Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 51, 2007.
    – Foster, CD; Hardy, WN; Yang, KH; King, AI; Hashimoto S: High-Speed Seatbelt Pretensioner Loading of the Abdomen. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 50, 2006.
    – Shah, CS; Hardy, WN; Mason, MJ; Yang, KH; Van Ee CA; Morgan, R; Digges, K: Dynamic Biaxial Tissue Properties of the Human Cadaver Aorta. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 50, 2006.
    – Hardy, WN; Shah, CS; Kopacz, JM; Yang, KH; Van Ee CA; Morgan, R; Digges, K: Study of Potential Mechanisms of Traumatic Rupture of the Aorta Using In Situ Experiments. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 50, 2006.
    – Zou, H; Schmiedeler, JP; Hardy, WN: Separating Brain Motion into Rigid Body Displacement and Deformation under Low-Severity Impacts. Journal of Biomechanics, 2006.
    – Siegel, JH; Yang KH; Smith JA; Siddiqi SQ; Shah CS; Maddali M; Hardy, WN: Computer simulation and validation of the Archimedes Lever Hypothesis as a mechanism for aortic isthmus disruption in a case of lateral impact motor
    vehicle crash. The Journal of Trauma, Vol. 60(5), 2006.
    – Mason, MJ; Shah, CS; Maddali M; Yang, KH; Hardy, WN; Van Ee, CA; Digges, K: A New Device for High-Speed Biaxial Tissue Testing: Application to Traumatic Rupture of the Aorta. Transactions of the Society of Automotive Engineers,
    2005.
    – Balasubramanian, S; Beillas, P; Belwadi, A; Hardy, WN; Yang, KH; King AI: Below Knee Impact Responses Using Cadeveric Specimens. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 48, 2004.
    – Parnaik, Y; Beillas, P; Demetropolis, CK: Hardy, WN; Yang, KH; King, AI: The Influence of Surrogate Blood Vessels on the Impact Respnse of a Physical Model of the Brain. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 48, 2004.
    – Zhang, L; Bae, J; Hardy, WN; Monson, KL; Manley, GT; Goldsmith W; Yang, KH; King, AI: Computational Study of the Contribution of the Vascular on the Dynamic Response of the Brain. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 46, 2002.
    – Kleiven, S; Hardy, WN: Correlation of an FE Model of the Human Head with Local Brain Motion – Consequences for Injury Prediction. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 46, 2002.
    – Hardy, WN; Schneider, LW; Rouhana, SW: Prediction of Airbag-Induced Forearm Fractures and Airbag Aggressivity. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 45, pp. 511-530, 2001.
    – Hardy, WN; Schneider, LW; Rouhana, SW: Abdominal Impact Response to Rigid-Bar, Seatbelt, and Airbag Loading. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 45, pp. 1-31, 2001.
    – Hardy, WN; Foster, CD; Mason, MJ; Yang, KH; King, AI; Tashman S: Investigation of Head Injury Mechanisms Using Neutral Density Technology and High-Speed Biplanar X-ray. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 45, pp.337-368, 2001.
    – Rouhana, SW; Elhagediab, AM; Walbridge, A; Hardy, WN; Schneider, LW: Development of a Reusable, Rate-Sensitive Abdomen for the Hybrid III Family of Dummies. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 45, pp. 33-59, 2001.
    – Shah, CS; Yang, KH; Hardy, WN; Wang, HK; King, AI: Development of a Computer Model to Predict Aortic Rupture Due to Impact Loading. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 45, pp. 161-182, 2001.
    – Zhang, L; Yang, KH; Dwarampudi, R; Omori, K; Li, T; Chang, K; Hardy, WN; Khalil, TB; and King AI: Recent Advances in Brain Injury Research: A New Human Head Model Development and Validation. Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 45,
    pp. 369-393, 2001.
    – Viano, DC; Hardy, WN; King, AI: Response of the Head, Neck and Torso to Pendulum Impacts on the Back. Journal of Crash Prevention and Injury Control, Vol. 2(4), pp. 289-306, 2001.

  • Professional History


    2009-Present, Director, Center for Injury Biomechanics; Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2009, Associate Professor, Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    2007, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    2001-2007, Instructor (Research), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University
    1995-2000, Senior Research Associate, Biosciences Division, University of Michigan
    1989-2001, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
    1986-1994, Research Assistant, Bioengineering Center, Wayne State University
    1981, Summer Intern, Department of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University
  • Awards and Honors

    2012-present, Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers (The SAE International)
    2010-present, Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (AIAA)
    1997-present, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    2014 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Buckendale Lecture Award Recipient
    2008 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Forest R. McFarland Award Recipient

Education

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2007
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Wayne State University, 1988
B.S., Engineering Science, Bioengineering Option, University of Michigan, 1985

(540) 231-4314
443 Kelly Hall – 0194
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
whardy@vt.edu

Laboratory — Center for Injury Biomechanics

Warren Hardy

Associate Professor