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Title: A transient finite element study reveals the importance of the bycicle helmet material properties on head protection during an impact
Authors: Asiminei, Aida Georgeta ×
Van der Perre, Georges
Verpoest, Ignace
Goffin, Jan #
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: IRCOBI - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, AGU Zurich
Host Document: 2009 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury vol:1 issue:Session IV - Investigating Head Injury pages:357-360
Conference: INternational IRCOBI Conference on THE BIOMECHANICS OF INJURY edition:37 location:York, United Kingdom date:9-11 September 2009
Abstract: This paper is focused on understanding the mechanism that gives the bicycle helmet the role of protecting the head during an impact. The finite element method is used here as a first step in the helmet optimisation and improvement process. The relation between different helmet mechanical parameters and the risk of head injury during the impact is described using MSC Marc Mentat finite element software. The reduction in resulting head linear acceleration by more than 80% and in resulting stress by more than 65% prove the protective effect of all materials studied with an indication of superior behaviour for the anisotropic foam
ISBN: 978-3-033-02050-4
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
Biomechanics Section
Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
× corresponding author
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