A System for Quantifying the Cooling Effectiveness of Bicycle Helmets

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Jennifer Reid, Eric L. Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada—Reno, Reno, NV 89557

J Biomech Eng 122(4), 457-460 (Mar 22, 2000) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1287163 History: Received August 26, 1998; Revised March 22, 2000
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Thermal mannequin head form and reference sphere mounted in wind tunnel
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The six sample helmets used to validate the system
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Sample steady-state temperature distribution (°C) for helmet H6 superimposed on photograph of head form (helmet not shown for clarity). Flow direction is from left to right (anterior to posterior).



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