Semester project »Topology Optimisation / Helmet«
von Ronny Haberer
Prof. Andreas Mühlenberend, Patrick Bösch
Street sports are popular. On the way to work, average distances are easily managed without being bound to bulgy equipment. However, speed and convenience are in a harsh contrast to personal safety. Protective gear, that is obligatory in professional sports, can be limiting in everyday situations. A minimal protection should be provided for the head, at least. My helmet, for the application of street-skating, is adapted to common fall scenarios thereby seeking a balance between convenience, lightness and protection.
Main-Scenarios for this helmet are impacts from the front, rear and side. For example, in street skating there is no protection of the upper region of the head needed, because the maximum height of the fall prevents skaters from falling on top of their heads. To prevent damage to the skull in general, the energy of the impact is spread to a bigger area. For illustration, the results of the first 3D-calculations show a helmet and a human skull.