BIOENGINEERING CONSIDERATION IN THE DESIGN OF PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR

Bioengineering aspects of headgear design are surveyed to illustrate the interactions and contributions of different engineering disciplines to military headgear design. Illustrations are drawn from the fields of anthropometry, human factors, heat transfer, acoustics, and applied mechanics. In addition, a helmet design procedure is described which takes into consideration such interactions. The procedure was successfully used in the design and development of a new ballistic protective infantry helmet. This methodology is equally applicable to the design of civilian head protective devices. Possibile applications are pointed out. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Winter Annual Meeting, 5-10 December 1976, New York, New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Natick Laboratories

    Clothing, Equipment, and Materials
    Natick, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Clause Jr, W D
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 76-WA/Bio-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM