Accession Number : AD1048740


Title :   Prevention of Blast-Related Injuries


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Jun 2012,30 Jun 2017


Corporate Author : Wayne State University Detroit United States


Personal Author(s) : King, Albert I ; Cavanaugh,John ; Yang,King ; Zhang,Liying ; Jin,Xin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1048740.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 116


Abstract : This report covers work done on blast testing of live anesthetized swine and on unembalmed cadavers. A detailed histological study of blast-exposed swine brain showed that there was damage to both the axons and the neuron cell bodies in the form -APP immunoreactivity and other tests, suggesting that the mechanism of injury may be different from that of blunt impact. We have also developed computer models of the swine and human brain and have partially validated them against the acquired experimental data. It is proposed that future research concentrate on seeking injury mechanisms to brain cells caused by a pressure wave.


Descriptors :   blast injuries , brain injuries , field tests , pigs , models , brain , blast testing , overpressure , biomechanics , histology , pathology


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE