Analysis of injury criteria to assess chest and abdominal injury risks in blunt and ballistic impacts.

@article{Sturdivan2004AnalysisOI,
  title={Analysis of injury criteria to assess chest and abdominal injury risks in blunt and ballistic impacts.},
  author={Larry M Sturdivan and David C. Viano and Howard R. Champion},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={651-63}
}
BACKGROUND The Viscous Criterion (VC) is an experimental measure developed by the automotive industry to assess injury risks for high-speed impacts. The Blunt Criterion (BC) is a prospective measure developed by the Department of Defense to predict injury from blunt projectiles. METHODS The range of applicability of BC was extended and compared with VC… CONTINUE READING