Evaluation of Combat Helmet Behavior under Blunt Impact

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dc.contributor.author Moure-Guardiola, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Rubio Díaz, Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Antona-Makoshi, Jacobo
dc.contributor.author Olmedo Marcos, Álvaro
dc.contributor.author Loya Lorenzo, José Antonio
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Millán, Marcos
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-06T10:25:28Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-06T10:25:28Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Moure-Guardiola, C., Rubio, I., Antona-Makoshi, J., Olmedo, L., Loya, J. A. & Rodríguez-Millán, M. (2020). Evaluation of Combat Helmet Behavior under Blunt Impact. Applied Sciences, 10(23), 8470.
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3417
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/33006
dc.description This article belongs to the Special Issue Armour and Protection Systems
dc.description.abstract New threats are a challenge for the design and manufacture of modern combat helmets. These helmets must satisfy a wide range of impact velocities from ballistic impacts to blunt impacts. In this paper, we analyze European Regulation ECE R22.05 using a standard surrogate head and a human head model to evaluate combat helmet performance. Two critical parameters on traumatic brain analysis are studied for different impact locations, i.e., peak linear acceleration value and head injury criterion (HIC). The results obtained are compared with different injury criteria to determine the severity level of damage induced. Furthermore, based on different impact scenarios, analyses of the influence of impact velocity and the geometry impact surface are performed. The results show that the risks associated with a blunt impact can lead to a mild traumatic brain injury at high impact velocities and some impact locations, despite satisfying the different criteria established by the ECE R22.05 standard. The results reveal that the use of a human head for the estimation of brain injuries differs slightly from the results obtained using a surrogate head. Therefore, the current combat helmet configuration must be improved for blunt impacts. Further standards should take this into account and, consequently, combat helmet manufacturers on their design process.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been carried out within the framework of the research project DPI2017-88166-R of the FEDER program financed by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad and the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports for the professor's mobility program José Castillejo's 2018 grant (CAS18/00292).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Combat helmet
dc.subject.other TBI
dc.subject.other HIC
dc.subject.other Peak linear acceleration
dc.subject.other Blunt impact
dc.subject.other Human head
dc.subject.other LS-Dyna
dc.title Evaluation of Combat Helmet Behavior under Blunt Impact
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Ingeniería Mecánica
dc.subject.eciencia Materiales
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/app10238470
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. DPI2017-88166-R
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. CAS18/00292
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 8470
dc.identifier.publicationissue 23
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Applied Sciences
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000027759
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (España)
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