On the dynamic behaviour of three readily available soft tissue simulants

Appleby-Thomas, G.J., Hazell, P.J., Wilgeroth, J.M., Shepherd, C.J., Wood, D.C., Roberts, A. (2011) On the dynamic behaviour of three readily available soft tissue simulants. Journal of Applied Physics, 109 (8). 084701. ISSN 0021-8979. (doi:10.1063/1.35736) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Plate-impact experiments have been employed to investigate the dynamic response of three readily available tissue simulants for ballistic purposes: gelatin, ballistic soap (both sub-dermal tissue simulants) and lard (adipose layers). All three materials exhibited linear Hugoniot equations-of-state in the US-uP plane. While gelatin behaved hydrodynamically under shock, soap and lard appeared to strengthen under increased loading. Interestingly, the simulants under test appeared to strengthen in a material-independent manner on shock arrival (tentatively attributed to a re-arrangement of the amorphous molecular chains under loading). However, material-specific behaviour was apparent behind the shock. This behaviour appeared to correlate with microstructural complexity, suggesting a steric hindrance effect.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1063/1.35736
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA 403 Materials Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Chris Shepherd
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 11:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45000 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shepherd, C.J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9294-4791
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