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Title: Proposal of a New Objective Casualty Criterion
Author(s): Ludvík Juříček   Jan Komenda   Luděk Jedlička   Norbert Moravanský      

Abstract: This article offers a proposal of a new casualty criterion. The article provides a short description of casualty criteria that are currently in use. Based on the analysis of existing casualty criteria, distribution of gunshot wounds from last wars, and experimental firings into blocks of substitute material, there was prepared a proposal of a new casualty criterion – objective casualty criterion (OCC). The OCC was used for the evaluation of wounding capability of selected projectiles that were also used for the experiments.

Keywords: ballistics, shock waves, blood-vessels, temporary cavity, projectiles, tissue injury.

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