Accession Number:

ADA569949

Title:

Applying Modeling and Simulation to Predict Human Injury due to a Blast Attack on a Shipboard Environment

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Computer models simulating blast effects on ship personnel are needed, but thus far, development of models has focused on simulating blast effects on ship structure and equipment. Thus, capability gaps exist in predicting the type and severity of injuries from surface or underwater weapon impact, estimating medical response requirements, and determining outcomes of patients. The Human Injury Treatment HIT model addresses these gaps. Algorithms are utilized for scoring the type and severity of injuries predicted, using a variety of existing and developing injury models. Additional algorithms determine the post-injury level of incapacitation by evaluating how a physical impairment can impact performance of a task. A manning model simulates movement of personnel aboard the ship Young, Allen, Minks, 2011. It functions iteratively with the Tactical Medical Logistics TML code, a medical response model predicting resource utilization and patient outcomes Mitchell, 2004. Impact HIT will help the Navy and commercial maritime interests anticipate medical response requirements resulting from blast attacks to a ship, and understand the impact of personnel loss on the crews ability to perform damage control

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Explosions
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE