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author = {Nguyen, TT and Breeze, J and Masouros, S},
journal = {Journal of Biomechanical Engineering},
title = {Penetration of Energised Metal Fragments to Porcine Thoracic Tissues},
year = {2022}

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AB - Energised fragments from explosive devices have been the most common mechanism of injury to both military personnel and civilians in recent conflicts and terrorist attacks. Fragments that penetrate into the thoracic cavity are strongly associated with death due to the inherent vulnerability of the underlying structures. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of fragment-simulating projectiles (FSPs) to tissues of the thorax in order to identify the thresholds of impact velocity for perforation through these tissues and the resultant residual velocity of the FSPs. A gas-gun system was used to launch 0.78-g cylindrical and 1.13-g spherical FSPs at intact porcine thoracic tissues from different impact locations. The sternum and rib bones were the most resistant to perforation, followed by the scapula and intercostal muscle. For both FSPs, residual velocity following perforation was linearly proportional to impact velocity. These findings can be used in the development of numerical tools for predicting the medical outcome of explosive events, which in turn can inform the design of public infrastructure, of personal protection, and of medical emergency response.
AU - Nguyen,TT
AU - Breeze,J
AU - Masouros,S
PY - 2022///
SN - 0148-0731
TI - Penetration of Energised Metal Fragments to Porcine Thoracic Tissues
T2 - Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
ER -