On the dynamic behavior of three readily available soft tissue simulants

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dc.contributor.author Appleby-Thomas, Gareth J. -
dc.contributor.author Hazell, P. J. -
dc.contributor.author Wilgeroth, J. M. -
dc.contributor.author Shepherd, C. J. -
dc.contributor.author Wood, D. C. -
dc.contributor.author Roberts, A. -
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-13T23:15:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-13T23:15:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-31T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.issn 0021-8979 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3573632 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/5488
dc.description.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 subdermal 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 rearrangement of the amorphous molecular chains under loading). However, material-specific behavior was apparent behind the shock. This behavior appeared to correlate with microstructural complexity, suggesting a steric hindrance effect. en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK en_UK
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en_UK
dc.subject shock en_UK
dc.subject hugoniot en_UK
dc.subject biological simulants en_UK
dc.subject models en_UK
dc.subject wound ballistics en_UK
dc.title On the dynamic behavior of three readily available soft tissue simulants en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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