Methodology for Assessing Blast Threat of EOD Personnel

  • Edyta KrzystałaEmail author
  • Krzysztof Kawlewski
  • Sławomir Kciuk
  • Grzegorz Bienioszek
  • Tomasz Machoczek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In the article, a methodology for assessing blast threat of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians was presented. During the research tests of controlled explosion were performed with the dummy mounted to simulate standing position. The response of the dummy against different improvised explosive materials with the charge of 75 g to 1000 g was performed. During the research an acceleration of the particular body part (head, pelvis, upper and lower limb) as well as pressure acting on the dummy was measured. The article deals with the protection of EOD technicians against such threats as an overpressure, a heat and shock wave. Results of the experimental research will be used to design and improve better personnel blast protection suits as well as educational materials for the future EOD technicians. Even when using a well characterized, widely available explosive, a mine explosion still exhibits an element of variability from one test to the next.


Blast threat Human surrogate Bomb suit Blast protection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edyta Krzystała
    • 1
    Email author
  • Krzysztof Kawlewski
    • 1
  • Sławomir Kciuk
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Bienioszek
    • 1
  • Tomasz Machoczek
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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