Numerical Analysis of EOD Helmet under Blast Load Events Using Human Head Model Articles uri icon

publication date

  • November 2020

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 24

issue

  • 22

volume

  • 10

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2076-3417

abstract

  • Brain injury resulting from improved explosives devices (IEDs) is identified as a challenge for force securities to improve protection equipment. This paper focuses on the mechanical response of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) helmet under different blast loadings. Limited published studies on this type of helmet are available in the scientific literature. The results obtained show the blast performance of the EOD helmet because a decrease in the maximum values in the measured damage parameters is found. Therefore, an EOD helmet minimizes the risks of the severity of injuries on the user showing a low probability of injury.

keywords

  • edo helmet; blast; simulation; ls-dyna; human head; brain injuries