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Biomechanical Assess of Blunt Ballistic Impacts to the Abdomen

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $318,253)

Project Summary for 2002-MU-CX-K006 This proposal will provide a biomechanical assessment of blunt ballistic impacts to the abdomen by: 1) Developing human response corridors to such impacts by using data derived from specimen; and 2) Validating an appropriate injury criterion for use in determining the risk of injury related to these impacts. A stiff baton weighing 30 grams will be launched at 60 m/s into specimens (cadavers) to a spot directly over the abdomen. Similar testing will be completed on animal specimens. The combination of these data will be used to formulate the injury. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 29, 2002