Clay Gabler

Samuel Herrick Professor and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Chair


Area(s) of Interest: Biomechanics
Phone: (540) 231-7190
Email: gabler@vt.edu
Center for Injury Biomechanics

445 Kelly Hall 325 Stanger Street (MC 0194) Blacksburg, VA 24061

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1998
  • M.A., Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1994
  • B.S., University of Virginia, Nuclear Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Impact Injury Biomechanics
  • Computational Modeling of Impact Injury
  • Cell and Tissue Injury Biomechanics

TEACHING INTERESTS:

  • Quantitative Physiology
  • Biomechanics of Crash Injury Prevention
  • Computational Modeling of Impact Injury

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Kusano K and Gabler HC, "Automated Crash Notification Algorithms: Evaluation of In-Vehicle Principal Direction of Force (PDOF) Estimations", Transportation Research Part C (accepted)
  • Daniello A and Gabler HC, "The Characteristics of Injuries in Motorcycle to Barrier Collisions in Maryland", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (accepted)
  • Kusano K and Gabler HC, "Safety Benefits of Forward Collision Warning, Brake Assist, and Autonomous Braking Systems in Rear-end Collisions", IEEE Transactions – Intelligent Transportation Systems, DOI 10.1109/TITS.2012.2191542 (in press)
  • Kusano, K. and Gabler HC, "Field Relevance of the New Car Assessment Program Lane Departure Warning Confirmation Test," SAE International Journal Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems, 5(1), doi:10.4271/2012-01-0284 (2012)
  • Hampton CE and Gabler HC, "Crash Performance of Strong-Post W-Beam Guardrail with Missing Blockouts", International Journal of Crashworthiness, v. 17, no.1, pp. 93-103 (2012)
  • Johnson NS and Gabler HC, "Accuracy of a Damage-Based Reconstruction Method in NHTSA Side Crash Tests", Traffic Injury Prevention, v.13, no. 1, pp. 72-80 (2012)
  • Kusano K and Gabler HC, "Method for Estimating Time to Collision at Braking in Real-world, Lead Vehicle Stopped Rear-end Crashes for Use in Pre-crash System Design", SAE Transactions, Journal of Passenger Car - Mechanical Systems, SAE Paper No. 2011-01-0576, v. 4 no. 1, pp. 435-443 (2011)
  • Daniello A and Gabler HC, "The Effect of Barrier Type on Injury Severity in Motorcycle to Barrier Collisions in North Carolina, Texas, and New Jersey", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2262, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, pp. 144–151 (2011)
  • Daniello AL and Gabler HC, "Fatality Risk in Motorcycle Collisions with Roadside Objects in the United States", Accident Analysis and Prevention, v.43, pp. 1167–1170 (2011)
  • Gabler HC and Hinch J, "Evaluation of Advanced Air Bag Deployment Algorithm Performance using Event Data Recorders", Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine, v.52, pp. 175-184 (2008)
  • Gabler, H.C., Digges, K., Fildes, B.N., and Sparke, L., "Side Impact Injury Risk for Belted Far Side Passenger Vehicle Occupants", SAE Transactions, Journal of Passenger Car - Mechanical Systems, v.114, Section 6, Paper No. 2005-01-0287 (2005)