Campus Units

Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-2019

Journal or Book Title

Data in Brief

Volume

22

First Page

269

Last Page

278

DOI

10.1016/j.dib.2018.11.075

Abstract

This is a data set of blood spatter patterns scanned at high resolution, generated in controlled experiments. The spatter patterns were generated with a rifle or a handgun with varying ammunition. The resulting atomized blood droplets travelled opposite to the bullet direction, generating a gunshot backspatter on a poster board target sheet. Fresh blood with anticoagulants was used; its hematocrit and temperature were measured. The main parameters of the study were the bullet shape, size and speed, and the distance between the blood source and target sheet. Several other parameters were explored in a less systematic way. This new and original data set is suitable for training or research purposes in the forensic discipline of bloodstain pattern analysis.

Comments

This article is published as Attinger, Daniel, Yu Liu, Ricky Faflak, Yalin Rao, Bryce A. Struttman, Kris De Brabanter, Patrick M. Comiskey, and Alexander L. Yarin. "A data set of bloodstain patterns for teaching and research in bloodstain pattern analysis: Gunshot backspatters." Data in brief 22 (2019): 269-278.

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The Authors

Language

en

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