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Title: Development of a synthetic bone and tissue model to simulate overmatch military ballistic head injury
Author: Mahoney, Peter Francis
ISNI:       0000 0004 7426 7891
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2018
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A synthetic bone and tissue head model was built using sequential experiments and tested against impacts with 7.62 x 39 mm MSC ammunition. The key experiment in this series was a forensic reconstruction of two military head injury gunshot wounds. One of the models produced a good representation of the incident. The other was less accurate but did produce a good representation of tangential gunshot wounds. Further work assessed the model against a contact gunshot injury with 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition and looked at the effects of intermediate glass and transparent thermoplastic targets on the wounds produced by 7.62 x 39 mm impacts. Strengths and weaknesses of the model are discussed and further work suggested.
Supervisor: Carr, D. J. ; Harrison, K. ; Critchley, R. Sponsor: Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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