This book aims to help clinicians who seek to conduct science and engineering based research on blast injuries as well as engineers and scientists who seek to apply their expertise to address blast injuries.
Blast injuries are prevalent. While the current conflict in Afghanistan is reaching its final stages, the legacy of landmines will sadly ensure that injuries and fatalities will continue to occur. The understanding of these injuries and the science behind their mitigation and treatment is a multi-disciplinary effort. Current knowledge has rapidly grown due to recent conflicts, yet the learning has not yet been captured in any formal way.
This book will cover all the basic science, engineering and medicine required to understand blast injuries, their treatment and mitigation
A detailed description of how these basic approaches can be used to further the mitigation and treatment of blast injuries will be discussed
This book will look at detailed case studies to help the reader explore new areas of application
This useful book helps readers develop and strengthen their understanding of the basic science, engineering and medicine behind blast injuries. The multi-disciplinary team of authors bring together their knowledge to give detailed descriptions of how these basic approaches can be used to further the mitigation and treatment of blast injuries. New areas of application are also explored through a series of case studies, and extensive use of illustrations help explain key concepts.
Blast Injury Science and Engineering: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers is a comprehensive interdisciplinary text aimed at clinical personnel needing a deeper understanding of injury mechanisms, those engaged in injury mitigation research, military scientists and engineers, as well as students of engineering, bioengineering and forensic science.
Part 1. Basic Science and Engineering.- 1. The fundamentals of blast physics.- 2. Biomechanics in blast.- 3. Behaviour of materials.- 4. Blast Loading of Cells.- 5. Biological Tissue Response.- Part 2. Weapon Effects and the Human.- 6. Blast Injury Mechanism.- Section 3. Principles of Investigating and Modelling Blast and Blast Mitigation.- 7. The examination of post-blast scenes.- 8. Clinical Forensic Investigation of the 2005 London Suicide Bombings.- 9. Modelling the blast environment and relating this to clinical injury- Experience from the 7/7 Inquest.- 10. The mortality review panel: a report on the deaths on operations of UK Service personnel 2002-2013.- 11. Physical Models- Tissue Simulants.-12. Physical Models- Organ models for primary blast.- 13. In Vivo Models of blast injury.- 14. Modelling Blast brain injury.- 15. Military wound ballistics base study: Development of a Skull/Brain Model.- 16. Surrogates of human injury.- 17. Computational methods in continuum mechanics.- 18. Energised fragments: bullets and fragment simulating projectiles.- Part 4. Applications of blast injury research: Solving clinical problems.- 19. Coagulopathy and inflammation: an overview of blast effects.- 20. Foot and Ankle Blast Injuries.- 21. Traumatic Amputation.- 22. Testing and development of mitigation systems for tertiary blast.- 23. Pelvic blast injury.- 24. Behind Armour blunt trauma (BABT).- 25. Blast Injury to the Spine.- 26. Primary Blast Lung Injury.- 27. Regional effec
ts of explosive devices: The neck.- 28. Optimising the anatomical coverage provided by military body Armour systems.- 29. Blast injuries of the Eye.- 30. Hearing damage through blast.- 31. Peripheral Nerve Injuries.