Simulation-based study of impact energy absorption in American football helmet

Seyed Saeed Ahmadisoleymani, James Yang, Andrew Schmit, Jahan Rasty

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Abstract

Concussion injury limits the American football player's career life and causes several long term problems In order to limit its severity and frequency, various helmets have been designed to protect player's head This absorbency is mainly achieved by the padding system inside the helmet which includes energy absorbing and comfort foams and inflatable air surrounding the foams In a recent study an experiment was performed on a Riddell Youth Revolution Speed helmet to analyze the effect of the head size on capability of the helmet in attenuating the impacts It was found that headform size would affect the helmet performance In the current study, a three dimensional finite element (FE) model has been developed based on the above mentioned experiment The purpose of this study is to develop and validate the FE model based on the experimental results, regarding the effect of headform size on performance of the helmet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850183
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2016Aug 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume6

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period08/21/1608/24/16

Keywords

  • American football helmet
  • Energy absorption
  • Finite element analysis

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