Dynamic Testing of the Strength of Helmet Chin Straps

    Volume 21, Issue 6 (November 1993)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Gilchrist, A
    Research fellow and senior lecturer, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham,

    Mills, NJ
    Research fellow and senior lecturer, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham,

    (Received 6 April 1992; accepted 26 April 1993)

    Abstract

    A dynamic test of-chin strap strength was introduced into the British Standard BS 2495 in 1980. This test has subsequently been adapted for bicycle and horse riding helmets without the same correlation between accident and test failures being established. The causes of force peaks and oscillations in the test traces have been identified, and a means was found of obtaining reliable chin strap force measurements. Recommendations are made for improving the test so that chain straps and buckles are adequately strong but not over-designed.


    Paper ID: JTE11796J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11796J

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    Title Dynamic Testing of the Strength of Helmet Chin Straps
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