Type

Journal Article

Authors

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

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
forces stabbing forensic biomechanics sharp force injury forensic pathology finite element model human skin

Towards a predictive assessment of stab-penetration forces (2015)

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.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Full list of authors on original publication

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

Experts in our system

1
M. D. Gilchrist
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 172
 
2
Michel Destrade
National University of Ireland Galway
Total Publications: 106
 
3
Michael Curtis
University College Dublin
 
4
Marie Cassidy
University College Dublin
 
5
Aisling Ní Annaidh
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 17