Date

6-2012

Degree Name

BS in Industrial Technology

Department

Industrial Technology

Advisor(s)

Lou Tornatzky, Jay Singh

Abstract

With the increasing problem in collegiate athletes experiencing injuries to the brain, different helmet liners where put to the test to see which liner provided athletes the greatest protection under specific conditions.

This senior project evaluates five different liners in football helmets. Each of the helmet liners were tested at three different temperatures: hot, cold, and ambient. Each helmet had seven different impact locations which were put to the test. The project was designed to be used to test ACH military combat liners as well. Due to shipping bottle necks the ACH combat liners have been left to future Cal Poly students to test. This report includes the data generated from testing which will be used to determine which football helmet liner provides the greatest protection.

The proposed procedure has been developed and reviewed by Dr. Lou Tornatzky and Dr. Jay Singh. The resulting data will conclude which helmet liner is recommended for the Cal Poly Football team.