Improvement of a Helmet Test Rig for Endlessly Textile Secure Riot Helmets

International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering
© 2017 by SSRG - IJPTE Journal
Volume 4 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Yeoman, Hargrove
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Yeoman, Hargrove, "Improvement of a Helmet Test Rig for Endlessly Textile Secure Riot Helmets," SSRG International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering, vol. 4,  no. 3, pp. 6-10, 2017. Crossref,


This paper is a portion of research carried out for the industrial and evaluation of riot police helmet having constant textile reinforcement. Successful procedure was developed for the manufacturing on single-piece constantly textile reinforced riot helmet shells. In order to fulfil the impartial of in-house impact testing on the developed continuously textile reinforced helmets, a helmet test rig was made. The Academy of Manchester’s drop weight impact testing device was used and successfully changed for helmet testing.The importance of the developed test rig was the adequate abilities to carry out impact testing at dissimilar impact position at the helmet shell, force blocking effectiveness at diverse locations can be designed and the behavior of the communicated force at dissimilar impact locations can be understood. Furthermore, energy absorption at different impact location can also be studied.


Helmet, Continuous Textile Reinforcement, Impact Testing, Test Rig, Drop Weight Impact Testing Instrument.


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