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An investigation of boat tail helmet to reduce drag

Pathan, Khizar A. and Khan, Sher Afghan and Shaikh, Aadil N. and Pathan, Arsalan A. and Khan, Shahnawaz A. (2021) An investigation of boat tail helmet to reduce drag. Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, 8 (3). pp. 239-250. ISSN 2287-528X E-ISSN 2287-5271

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A helmet is a kind of shielding equipment used to shield the head from fatal injuries. The helmet experiences drag while moving at a certain velocity. The total drag on the helmet increases with an increase in velocity. The drag force at high velocity has a significant effect on the rider's neck and may result in cervical spondylosis. Now a day’s neck pain, neck sprain, spondylosis have become significant issues related to the human body. The reduction of drag on the helmet will be a boon for society, which will reduce the force on the neck. The decrease in drag is an essential field of study. The drag force can be reduced by various methods like coating on the surface, modifying the helmet's shape, etc. The study's purpose is to decrease drag on the helmet by improving the helmet's shape. The CFD analysis is carried out to find the best profile of the helmet and fineness ratio of the boat-tailed helmet to minimize drag. The CFD results are validated with the wind tunnel laboratory outcomes. Based on the findings, a considerable reduction in drag is accomplished at the velocity of 32.5 m/s.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7395/93168
Uncontrolled Keywords: boat-tail; CFD; drag; helmet
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Sher Afghan Khan
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 15:11
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2022 09:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93168

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