Toward a Predictive Assessment of Stab-Penetration Forces

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Title: Toward a Predictive Assessment of Stab-Penetration Forces
Authors: Ní Annaidh, Aisling
Cassidy, Marie
Curtis, Michael
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5963
Date: Apr-2014
Abstract: Collaborative research between the disciplines of forensic pathology and biomechanics was undertaken to investigate the hyperelastic properties of human skin, to determine the force required for sharp instrument penetration of skin, and to develop a finite element model, which reflects the mechanisms of sharp instrument penetration. These studies have led to the development of a "stab metric," based on simulations, to describe the force magnitudes in stabbing incidents. Such a metric should, in time, replace the crudely quantitative descriptors of stabbing forces currently used by forensic pathologists.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Copyright (published version): 2014 Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Keywords: Stabbing;Sharp force injury;Forensic biomechanics;Impact
DOI: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000075
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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