Advanced Blast Chamber for Reproducible Blast Exposures at Full Scale: From Subconcussive Planar Wave to High Overpressure Blasts with Multiple Reflections
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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Blast waves can induce intracranial localized stresses at tissue interfaces that could be responsible for damage in the neurons, glia, vasculature, and ventricular system 1,2. To characterize the mechanics by which blast waves can cause severe brain injuries, we are conducting experimental measurements of the physics of intracranial interactions between skull contents and blast waves, using both human head surrogates, and in-vivo animal models. Learning Objectives 1. Establishing links between wearable blast sensor data and traumatic brain injury pathology. 2. Assessing exposure severity on biofidelic phantoms of human anatomy to develop safe exposure standards. 3. Understanding the mechanics of blast induced traumatic brain injury with biofidelic phantoms and in-vivo animal models.
- Weapons Effects (Biological)