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Warren Hardy

Associate Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Bio, Micro & Nano Systems
Warren Hardy
443 Kelly Hall (0194)
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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