A study about the response of motorcycle helmets to impacts is described in this paper and possible ways to improve current designs are discussed. Firstly, a simple unidimensional model of helmet is analyzed and the main parameters that affect its response are pointed out. Subsequently, the generation and testing of the Finite Element model of a commercially available helmet are described and numerical results are compared to experimental results. Finally, the FE modeled is used to compare different design configurations.

Virtual testing of composite motorcycle helmets

GALVANETTO, UGO;
2008

Abstract

A study about the response of motorcycle helmets to impacts is described in this paper and possible ways to improve current designs are discussed. Firstly, a simple unidimensional model of helmet is analyzed and the main parameters that affect its response are pointed out. Subsequently, the generation and testing of the Finite Element model of a commercially available helmet are described and numerical results are compared to experimental results. Finally, the FE modeled is used to compare different design configurations.
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