wound ballistics


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wound ballistics

The study of projectiles (bullets) as they penetrate tissue.

wound ballistics

The study of the effects on the body produced by penetrating projectiles.
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I was fortunate to extensively interview a military professional who worked in a wound ballistics facility.
Topics discussed on the first day will include an overview of the Dubai police forensic services, wound ballistics, marijuana detection, and pathology.
While it has marginally superior wound ballistics performance over the 9x19mm Parabellum round, over time it beats the hell out of any pistol for which it is chambered.
Cutting to the quick, it's because of the wound ballistics potential of its large-caliber, heavy bullet.
Among the topics are alcohol poisoning, bacterial tracheitis, cardiomyopathy, cyanide poisoning, elbow injuries, gastric outlet obstruction, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, lightning injuries, mitral valve prolapse, otologic trauma, pediatric pneumonia, reactive arthritis, snake envenomation, cutaneous tinea infections, and wound ballistics.
The science of wound ballistics and bullet design is simply not the same beastie it was a generation ago.
The two hours of academic training and education include, defensive pistol history, attributes in firearms selection, understanding concepts including terminal velocity and yawing to wound ballistics and kinetic energy.
The former director of the US Army's Wound Ballistics Laboratory, Dr Martin Fackler has effectively debunked a number of myths over the years, like "stopping power" and he has this to say about hydrostatic shock: "A projectile crushes the tissue it strikes during penetration and it may impel the surrounding tissue outward (centrifugally) away from the missile path.
They also address the prevention of infection, wound ballistics, the epidemiology of gunshot wounds, nursing aspects, vascular injury, and the types and nomenclature of firearms.
A 3rd gen load, the 135-grain JHP at 1,300 fps, equals or exceeds the devastating wound ballistics of the 125-grain .
Army Wound Ballistics Research Laboratory, Presidio of San Francisco--developed ballistic gelatin, which permitted researchers to test and compare bullet performance.
Other chapters examine analytical and computational ballistics, design practices of weapons and ammunition, shock physics, and wound ballistics.