Effect of full helmet systems on human head responses under blast loading

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dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Millán, Marcos
dc.contributor.author Miguélez Garrido, María Henar
dc.contributor.author Tan, L. B.
dc.contributor.author Tse, K. M.
dc.contributor.author Lee, Heow Pueh
dc.contributor.author Lee, Heow Pueh
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-07T09:08:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T23:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Materials & design (2017) 117, pp. 58-71
dc.identifier.issn 0264-1275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/24472
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on helmet design for head protection under blast threats. It is presented a numerical investigation of the head response accruing to blast loads on helmet protective systems. Various combinations of the helmet, visor and mandible guard were numerically analyzed for a given mass of TNT at a distance to the target representing an anti-vehicle buried mine threat. Limited published articles on the subject are available in the scientific literature. In this paper, a 3D head helmet numerical model for blast analyses is developed in the finite element code ABAQUS/Explicit. The results showed that individual protective systems are not effective enough to mitigate the damage caused by blast loading. The complete protective equipment reduces the pressures on the brain by up to 5 times and ensures that no fracture in the skull appears. This numerical study aims to provide helmet manufacturers and users with some insight in what possible brain injuries are to be expected in various blast scenarios so as to help in better diagnosis of unsuspected brain injury.
dc.description.sponsorship The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain and FEDER program under the Project RTC-2015-3887-8 for the financial support of the work.
dc.format.extent 14
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2017 Elsevier
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Combat helmet design
dc.subject.other Mandibular guard
dc.subject.other Visor
dc.subject.other Blast simulation
dc.subject.other Head modeling
dc.subject.other Traumatic brain injury (tbi)
dc.subject.other Intracranial pressure (icp)
dc.subject.other Traumatic brain-injury
dc.title Effect of full helmet systems on human head responses under blast loading
dc.type article
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.12.081
dc.subject.eciencia Ingeniería Mecánica
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RTC-2015-3887-8
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 58
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 71
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Materials and design
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 117
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000019430
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