Accession Number:

ADA061458

Title:

A Monte Carlo Solution of the Human Ballistic Mortality Model

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A detailed, human ballistic mortality model has been developed at the Ballistic Research Laboratory which considers the interdependence of the different organs and tissues in a human. Variations by individuals in their vulnerabilities to ballistic damage are described by probability density functions. A Monte Carlo solution of the model for calculating the mortality rate of a large number of soldiers exposed to a common ballistic threat is outlined. Representative wounds are constructed in a human Phantom in computerized enactments of battle scenes. The volumes of damage suffered by different organs are estimated by conducting random sampling passes over each wound. Individual vulnerabilities to damage are picked by sampling the appropriate probability density functions. The necessary equations are developed and the calculational procedure is outlined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE