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Modelling penetration events in tissue simulants

Shepherd, C.J., Appleby-Thomas, G.J., Allsop, D.F., Hazell, P.J. (2010) Modelling penetration events in tissue simulants. In: 25th International Symposium on Ballistics, 17th-21st May 2010, Beijing. (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

Tissue simulants are used widely in ballistics to approximate the effect of a projectile on the human body. Many materials classically chosen to investigate such interactions are selected either for their visual effect or on an apparent structural similarity with human tissue – classic examples are soap and gelatin respectively. In this paper, the authors begin to assess the high strain-rate, dynamic mechanical response of these flesh simulants with the aim of providing material properties and calibration data to inform future hydrocode models to aid in investigation of real wounding mechanisms. To this end, equations of state (EOS) for ballistic gelatin and soap have been measured and are presented here along with physical testing data; these results provide a case for the development of hydrocode models that could ultimately predict the outcome of simulant penetrations. CT scanning has provided a useful method of extracting the physical data required for ultimate model validation.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Chris Shepherd
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 22:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45123 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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