On the dynamic behaviour of three readily available soft tissue simulants

Appleby-Thomas, G.J. and Hazell, P.J. and Wilgeroth, J.M. and Shepherd, C.J. and Wood, D.C. and 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:https://doi.org/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
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: 30 Mar 2015 13:08 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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