A study of aerodynamic drag and thermal efficiency of a series of bicycle helmets

Alam, F, Subic, A and Watkins, S 2006, 'A study of aerodynamic drag and thermal efficiency of a series of bicycle helmets' in E. Moritz, S. Haake (ed.) The Engineering of Sport 6: Developments for Sports, Springer, New York, United States, pp. 127-131.


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Title A study of aerodynamic drag and thermal efficiency of a series of bicycle helmets
Author(s) Alam, F
Subic, A
Watkins, S
Year 2006
Title of book The Engineering of Sport 6: Developments for Sports
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, United States
Editor(s) E. Moritz, S. Haake
Start page 127
End page 131
Subjects Optimisation
Aerodynamics (excl. Hypersonic Aerodynamics)
Summary The primary objective of a helmet is to provide head protection during fall or accident, however, thermal comfort and aerodynamic efficiency are becoming important design criteria. Helmet with venting generally increases thermal comfort but decreases aerodynamic efficiency. Therefore, an optimal design for helmet is very important in order to satisfy both aerodynamic and thermal efficiency. The primary objective of this work is to study the aerodynamic efficiency and thermal comfort of a series of current production helmets available in Australia. Aerodynamic drag and thermal comfort was measured under a range wind speeds, yaw and pitch angles and compared.
Copyright notice © 2006 Springer
Keyword(s) Aerodynamic drag
Thermal comfort
Yaw angle
Wind tunnel
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-0-387-46050-5_23
ISBN 0387317732
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