Gunshot energy transfer profile in ballistic gelatine, determined with computed tomography using the total crack length method


By measuring the total crack lengths (TCL) along a gunshot wound channel simulated in ordnance gelatine, one can calculate the energy transferred by a projectile to the surrounding tissue along its course. Visual quantitative TCL analysis of cut slices in ordnance gelatine blocks is unreliable due to the poor visibility of cracks and the likely introduction… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00414-010-0503-z


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