Type

Journal Article

Authors

Michael Curtis
Michael D. Gilchrist
Marie Cassidy
Michel Destrade
Aisling Ní Annaidh

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
penetration biomechanics humans stabbing skin physiological phenomena finite element model stab forensic biomechanics predictive forensic pathology sharp force injury models biological computer simulation wounds stab forces finite element analysis human skin forensic sciences

Toward a Predictive Assessment of Stab-Penetration Forces (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.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Michael Curtis, Michael D. Gilchrist, Marie Cassidy, Michel Destrade, Aisling Ní Annaidh

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Michael Curtis
University College Dublin
 
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University College Dublin
Total Publications: 172
 
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Marie Cassidy
University College Dublin
 
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Michel Destrade
National University of Ireland Galway
Total Publications: 106
 
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Aisling Ní Annaidh
University College Dublin
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