Effects of explosive pressure on cadaveric ovine auditory tissue
The focus of this research centered around two main goals: 1) determine the allowable pressures that people can be exposed to in non-life-threatening situations and 2) determine the pressure required to rupture a sheep eardrum as a representative sample for human ears. For the first goal, blast pressure tests were conducted at a local football stadium using Composition 1 (C1) plastic explosive, 50-grain detonation cord, and the game cannon firing 75% strength shells. The results for each explosive were put into units of TNT equivalency to provide a common unit between explosive types. Based on ...
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