Under body Blast (UBB) events seen in theater are the cause of many serious injuries sustained by soldiers in combat zones to the pelvis, spine, and lower extremities. These injuries are often debilitating, resulting in increased healthcare expenses and a reduced quality of life. Injury prediction for UBB events continues to be a challenge due to the limited availability of UBB‐specific test studies and injury criteria.
This study focuses on the pelvic injury response of the 50th percentile male Global Human Body Models Consortium (GHBMC) Finite Element (FE) model. Evaluation of the GHBMC model fidelity and injury response is based on biofidelity targets (corridors) created using pelvis accelerations obtained from experimental testing of UBB‐type loading using post mortem human subjects (PMHS). The FE acceleration data extracted from nodes in the S1 region of the GHBMC pelvis was compared to the S1 experimental biofidelity corridors created from this experimental PMHS test data. The FE S1 acceleration was analyzed with an objective rating method (CORrelation and Analysis, CORA) using these experimental biofidelity corridor curves. The CORA analysis showed good correlation (0.70 or higher) with average scores ranging from 0.841 to 0.808 using FE and experimental data filtered at 1050Hz.