Aerodynamics of bicycle helmets

Alam, F, Subic, A and Akbarzadeh, A 2008, 'Aerodynamics of bicycle helmets' in M. Estivalet and P. Brisson (ed.) The Engineering of Sport 7, Volume 1, Springer Paris, Paris, France, pp. 337-344.

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Title Aerodynamics of bicycle helmets
Author(s) Alam, F
Subic, A
Akbarzadeh, A
Year 2008
Title of book The Engineering of Sport 7, Volume 1
Publisher Springer Paris
Place of publication Paris, France
Editor(s) M. Estivalet
P. Brisson
Start page 337
End page 344
Subjects Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Summary The aerodynamic efficiency is an important design criterion for bicycle helmets. The characteristics of venting geometry, venting orientation and venting location play a vital role in aerodynamic drag. In order to design an aerodynamically efficient bicycle helmets, a comprehensive study is required. Therefore, the primary objectives of this work were to study the aerodynamic efficiency as a function of venting geometry, venting location and orientation for a series of recreational production helmets currently available in Australian market.
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Keyword(s) bicycle helmets
aerodynamic drag
wind tunnel
yaw and pitch angles
ISBN 9782287094118
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