WEATHERING TRIALS AND NEW RIGIDITY TESTS ON PROTECTIVE HELMETS FOR MOTOR CYCLISTS

Protective helmets with fibreglass or polycarbonate shells were exposed to the weather for three years and subjected to conventional and new rigidity tests. These indicated that: 1. Exposure did not cause deterioration in performance. 2. There was a serious imbalance between the rigidity of the shell and the hardness of the liner. 3. Some current standards encourage selection of a grade of "shock absorbing" liner that is too hard relative to the rigidity of the shell. Review of the standards is proposed. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aeronautical Research Laboratories

    P.O. Box 4331, GPO, Dept of Defense
    Melbourne, Victoria 3001,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Sarrailhe, S R
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 372

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM