Accession Number : ADA615108


Title :   Prevention of Blast-Related Injuries


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Jun 2013-14 Jun 2014


Corporate Author : WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a615108.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jul 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : This research project is designed to determine the cause of mild traumatic brain injury due to blast overpressure and, if possible, the human tolerance to blast overpressure. It consists of an experimental portion in which 12 swine and 6 post-mortem human subjects (PMHS) are to be exposed to blast. The experimental effort is supplemented by a computer modeling section which can extend the results of the tests to blast scenarios not easily achievable experimentally. In the first report, preparatory work for the proposed experiments was described along with the formulation of models of the human and swine brain subjected to blast. In this second report, results of our experimental research and of our modeling effort are presented.


Descriptors :   *BLAST , *TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , FIELD TESTS , MODELS , OVERPRESSURE , SWINE


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Explosions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE