Component-Level Finite Element Model and Validation for a Modern American Football Helmet

  title={Component-Level Finite Element Model and Validation for a Modern American Football Helmet},
  author={Michael Bustamante and David A. Bruneau and Jeffrey B. Barker and Donata Gierczycka and M. A. Coralles and Duane S. Cronin},
  journal={Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials},
Epidemiological data and measurement of biomechanical data collected through physical experiments have contributed to the understanding of potential head injury risk in contact sports such as football. Further improvement of protective helmets requires repeatable conditions and detailed parametric studies that may be addressed in part using the Finite Element (FE) method. However, such an approach requires thorough experimentation and validation of the helmet materials and subcomponents, which… 
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