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    I am currently designing a human leg impact tester to determine the energy absorbed by occupants in landmine vehicles. I have decided to use a drop-weight device which impacts the foot, with the rest of the leg clamped below the knee. My problem is how I am going to clamp the lower part of the leg. I want the leg to be in as natural a state as possible when impacted, but I also want the leg to be sturdy and absorb all of the impact force. I have speculated using ballistic gelatin as a mould, but the time taken to process is too long.
    If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.

    Steven Katzeff
    University of the Witwatersrand
    South Africa

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