Ballistic impacts on an anatomically correct synthetic skull with a surrogate skin/soft tissue layer

Mahoney, P., Carr, D., Arm, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8762-6003, Gibb, I., Hunt, N. and Delaney, R.J., 2018. Ballistic impacts on an anatomically correct synthetic skull with a surrogate skin/soft tissue layer. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 132 (2), pp. 519-530. ISSN 0937-9827

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to further develop a synthetic model of ballistic head injury by the addition of skin and soft tissue layers to an anatomically correct polyurethane skull filled with gelatine 10% by mass. Six head models were impacted with 7.62 x 39 mm full metal jacket mild steel core (FMJ MSC) bullets with a mean velocity of 652 m/s. The impact events were filmed with high-speed cameras. The models were imaged pre- and post-impact using computed tomography. The models were assessed post impact by two experienced Home Office pathologists and the images assessed by an experienced military radiologist. The findings were scored against real injuries. The entry wounds, exit wounds and fracture patterns were scored positively, but the synthetic skin and soft tissue layer was felt to be too extendable. Further work is ongoing to address this.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Creators: Mahoney, P., Carr, D., Arm, R., Gibb, I., Hunt, N. and Delaney, R.J.
Publisher: Springer
Date: March 2018
Volume: 132
Number: 2
ISSN: 0937-9827
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s00414-017-1737-9DOI
1737Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © the author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Jun 2019 09:21
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 09:21
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36752

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