Work Item
ASTM WK72409

New Test Method for Measuring Impact Attenuation Characteristics of Helmets under Induced Rotational Loading Using an Inclined Anvil

1. Scope

Standardization of specifications, test methods and practices for sports equipment, surfaces, and facilities to reduce inherent risk of injuries and promote knowledge as it relates to these standards. The committee shall coordinate this work with other ASTM technical committees and other organizations in this area.


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.


Developed by Subcommittee: F08.53

Committee: F08

Staff Manager: Joe Koury

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-27-2020

Technical Contact: Terry Smith

Item: 002

Ballot: F08 (21-06)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F08.53 (20-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 009

Ballot: F08 (22-02)

Status: In Balloting

Item: 001

Ballot: F08.53 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item