Publication
Title
A 3D printed thermal manikin head for evaluating helmets for convective and radiative heat loss
Author
Abstract
Thermal performance of three bicycle helmets for radiative and convective heat loss was evaluated through heat loss experiments in a wind tunnel. A 3D printed thermal manikin head of a 50th percentile western male population was developed. Thermal performance of a helmet was quantified by comparing the manikin head heat losses with and without helmet. Experiments were performed for two air velocities: 1.6 m/s and 6 m/s. An infrared heat lamp positioned above the manikin simulated the effect of solar load. The results from the experiments showed a convective cooling efficiency between 89% and 96% for open helmets and between 78% and 83% for closed helmets. The radiative heat gain ranged from 3.5 W to 4.5 W for open helmets and 5 W to 8 W for closed helmets.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association : Ergonomics in Design, Design for All, Activity Theories for Work Analysis and Design, Affective Design / Bagnara, Sebastiano [edit.]
Source (series)
Advances in intelligent systems and computing ; 824
Publication
Cham : Springer international publishing ag , 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-96071-5; 978-3-319-96070-8
978-3-319-96070-8
978-3-319-96070-8
Volume/pages
824 (2019) , p. 592-602
ISI
000473061800052
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
PhyT: Physical and thermal comfort of helmets.
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
VABB-SHW
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Creation 14.09.2018
Last edited 24.08.2021
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