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Corrina Cory
05-18-2004, 12:48 AM
Hello all,

I have recently read the paper

Development of biomechanical response corridors of the thorax to blunt
ballistic impacts, Bir C, Viano D, King A, JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS
37 (1): 73-79 JAN 2004.

and

Analysis of injury criteria to assess chest and abdominal injury risks in blunt
and ballistic impacts
Sturdivan LM, Viano DC, Champion HR
JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
56 (3): 651-663 MAR 2004

These papers both fully explain the best predictors for high-speed ballistic
impacts for the chest.

Does anyone know of any similar papers which deal with the high-speed, low-mass
projectile impacts to the head. I assume that the HIC is not used to assess
tolerance to these impacts as the drop tests from which the HIC was derived were
of low impact velocity.

If anyone has any contacts or references that cover the tolerance of the head
to high-speed blunt impacts I would really appreciate it if you could email them
to me.

Many thanks

Corrina Cory
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Dr Corrina Cory
Trauma/Forensic Bioengineering
The Institute of Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
Research Office
Cardiff University
The Parade
PO Box 925
Cardiff CF24 OYF
WALES, UK

Tel +44(0) 29 20 875926
Fax +44(0) 29 20 874421
E-mail Cory@Cardiff.ac.uk
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