Assessment of Lower Leg Injury from Land Mine Blast – Phase 2: Follow up Tests with a Modified Frangible Surrogate Lower Leg and Comparison with Cadaver Test Data

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Authors
  1. Bergeron, D.M.
  2. Coley, G.G.
  3. Fall, R.W.
  4. Anderson, I.B.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Canadian Forces Medical Service, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In 1999, the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies (CCMAT) evaluated the suitability of a frangible leg model to assess the performance of mine-protective footwear. The model performance was satisfactory, but the strength of some bones needed to be adjusted. Furthermore, M14 mines could not be obtained in time for these tests which made it difficult to compare the results against those from cadaver tests done in the United States. In 2001, the same frangible leg model, now having improved bones, was evaluated in a second test series using M14 mines. This report presents the results from the 2001 test series. The improved model performed notably better than the previous model. The results compared well against the cadaver test results, although some further improvements could be made to increase its realism. However, the frangible leg model can be used, as is, to assess the performance of protective footwear against anti-personnel mines, provided the user accounts for the strengths and weaknesses of the model.

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Keywords
frangible leg model;blast physics;mine blast injury database;human cadavers;Anti personnel landmine;Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-TR-2007-070 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2007
Number of Pages
156
DSTKIM No
CA029410
CANDIS No
527702
Format(s):
CD ROM

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