Co-op: The Age Effect on Bicycle Helmets

  Posted on December 28, 2013   ·   1 min read   ·   #work 

Objective: Determine if age has an effect on the mechanical properties of bicycle helmets.

Tasks:

  • Conducted 1630 helmet impact attenuation tests to measure the effect of age and use on bicycle helmet foam
  • Developed scripts in MATLAB to autonomously post-process the impact data and organize information according to existing helmet databases
  • Wrote the Methods section of the research report to be submitted to the Accident Prevention & Analysis Journal
  • Assisted in protocol development of the helmet and foam core impact attenuation tests

Company: MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists

Annotated diagram of the helmet drop tower.



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