Towards a predictive assessment of stab-penetration forces

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Title: Towards a predictive assessment of stab-penetration forces
Authors: Ní Annaidh, Aisling
Cassidy, Marie
Curtis, Michael
Destrade, Michel
Gilchrist, M. D.
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Date: Sep-2015
Online since: 2016-09-01T01:00:10Z
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: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
Journal: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Start page: 162
End page: 166
Copyright (published version): 2015 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Keywords: StabbingSharp force injuryForensic biomechanicsImpact
DOI: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000075
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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