Accession Number:

ADP000494

Title:

Damage-Risk Criteria for Personnel Exposed to Repeated Blasts

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOVELACE BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Damage-risk criteria for man subjected to one or twenty short- duration blast waves were presented in terms of peak overpressure, duration, overpressure impulse, range, and yield. Threshold and severe injuries to the lungs, gastro-intestinal tract, and larynx were considered. Predictions of a 1- percent probability of mortality and selected injury levels were also given for repeated blasts of long duration. The results suggested that repeated blasts of sub-threshold levels for a single exposure do not cause gross-non-auditory injuries. For repeated blasts above threshold levels, the severity of blast injuries tended to increase with the number of blasts.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE