ASTM WK72409

    New Test Methods for Measuring Impact Attenuation Characteristics of Helmets Under Induced Rotational Loading

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.53 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    These test methods cover laboratory equipment, procedures, and basic requirements pertinent to rotational testing of helmets. Deviations or additions, or both, to these test methods will be specified, as required, in individual ASTM performance standards.


    impact attenuation; helmet; rotational test; rotational loading


    The purpose of these test methods is to provide reliable and repeatable tests for the evaluation of various types of protective headgear when subjected to a rotational test. Use of these test methods in conjunction with the specific individual performance standards is intended to reduce the likelihood of serious injury and death resulting from impacts to the head sustained by individuals participating in sports, recreation, and other leisure activities in which protective headgear is worn.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Terry Smith

    Draft Under Development