Accession Number:

ADA265238

Title:

Fragment Hazard Criteria

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETYBOARD ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The following discussion relates to a review of data pertaining to the effects of fragments upon the human body and the rational development of a casualty criteria developed from this data. Finally the developed casualty criteria has been related to other existing criteria. The effects of fragments on biological tissues were reviewed using available experimental evidence and including superficial, incapacitating, and near lethal categories of injury. Missiles consisted of glass, bullets, balls, and blunt objects. The parts of the body used were skin, lower abdomen, thorax, limbs and skull

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Safety Engineering
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE