tissue simulation

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by studer1972, May 9, 2013.

  1. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash


    "The tests showed that the best skin simulant of the ones evaluated was semi-finished chrome tanned upholstery "crust" cowhide of 0.9-1.1 mm nominal thickness. Its threshold velocity was 90.7 m/s, tensile strength 20.89+/-4.11 MPa and elongation at break 61+/-9%. These values are the same as the average values of human skin. Of the synthetic materials evaluated, 1mm thick natural rubber can be used on impact side as a threshold velocity filter with some reservations although its theoretical threshold velocity is only 82.9 m/s."

    Going to have to make some ballistic gelatin, 1mm cowhide, and pig ribs/femurs. From what I've been reading, normal unflavored gelatin mixed at a 4 parts water to 1 part gelatin powder by weight should be close enough to actual ballistic gelatin.

    I plan on tracking the following information:
    projectile bands draw# fps ft# gelatin momentum