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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.


Funding for Wayne State will address requied testing necessary for NIST to develop standards. NIST will be working with Wayne State to identify any gaps in testing that will be required for the NIST standard on KE devices.


Date Created: September 29, 2002