Accession Number:

ADA526277

Title:

Analytical and Experimental Studies to Predict Response of Humans to Blast-Induced Blunt Trauma

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

KARAGOZIAN AND CASE BURBANK CA

Report Date:

2001-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Recent interest in the vulnerability of humans exposed to the effects of a bomb detonation has prompted an experimental and analytical investigation into the physics of the phenomena involved, with a view towards the development of fast-running algorithms to predict human lethality. The approach utilizes technology developed for the automotive safety industry and applies these techniques toward predicting the level of injury sustained by a human impacted by various kinds of debris produced by a terrorist bomb blast outside a conventional office building.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE