Materials in Sport Equipment

Materials in Sport Equipment

by Mike Jenkins
     
 

Presenting the latest research from a distinguished panel of international contributors, Materials in Sports Equipment on the chemical structure and composition, microstructure and material processing of the various materials used in a wide range of sports equipment. The book provides insight into the overall influence of materials in sports and the significance of

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Presenting the latest research from a distinguished panel of international contributors, Materials in Sports Equipment on the chemical structure and composition, microstructure and material processing of the various materials used in a wide range of sports equipment. The book provides insight into the overall influence of materials in sports and the significance of material processing and design. It explores how individual sports have benefited from recent improvements in material technology and analyses the way in which improvements in our understanding of biomechanics and the engineering aspects of sports equipment performance have influenced materials and design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849317668
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Dr. Mike Jenkins GENERAL USES Foam Protection in Sport, Dr. Nigel Mills Introduction Static foam protection products Soccer shin and ankle protectors Rigid foam protection for sport wear - cycle helmets Further sources of information Summary Acknowledgements References

Performance of Sports Surfaces, Dr. Colin Walker Introduction Why do we have a diversity of sports surfaces?

The measurement of surface performance Sport-specific surfaces Future developments References

Running Shoe Materials, Dr. Nigel Mills Introduction Shoe construction Running Shoe foam stress analysis Foam durability Discussion Future developments Acknowledgements References

Balls and Ballistics, Dr. J. Macari Pallis and Dr. Rabindra Mehta Introduction Discus Javelin Boomerang Cricket Soccer / Volleyball Tennis Baseball Golf Future trends References

PARTICULAR SPORTS Materials in Golf, Dr. Martin Strangwood Introduction Oversized golf drivers Role of the face Frequency spectrum testing A Test variables CoR - frequency relationship Variability within a single club type Head design criteria Construction effects Conclusions, further work and design trends Acknowledgements References

Surface Engineering in Sport, Dr. Hanshan Dong Introduction Surface properties and surface engineering Surface coatings Surface modification Surface engineering case studies Summary Acknowledgements References

Materials and Tennis Strings, Professor Rod Cross Introduction String types The function of strings in a racquet Frame stiffness Laboratory testing of tennis strings Quasi-static stretch tests Energy loss in a string Perception of string properties Measurements of tension loss and dynamic stiffness Tension loss results Impact dynamics Coefficient of friction Discussion Oblique impacts on tennis strings Conclusions References Further reading and other resources

Materials and Tennis Rackets, Dr. Herfried Lammer and Dr. Johan Kotze Introduction Influence of materials on racket technology Frame materials Materials for accessories and special parts Current manufacturing process Design Criteria Future trends References

Materials in Bicycles, Dr. John Morgan Introduction Wooden bikes Material properties Failure by fatigue Bike failures - some case studies Pedal bike injury statistics The exploding wheel rim (1)

The Consumer Protection Act The exploding wheel rim (2)

Conclusion References

Materials in Mountaineering, Dr. Jane Blackford Introduction Ropes Harnesses and slings Karabiners Belay, descending and ascending devices Rock protection Ice climbing equipment Helmets Future trends Sources of further information References Acknowledgements

Materials in Skiing, Dr. Hugh Casey Introduction The impact of technology on the ski industry Contribution from materials & manufacturing Development of competitive & recreational skiing Future trends Acknowledgements References and sources of further information

Materials in Cricket, Professor Aleks Subic and Dr. Alison Cooke Introduction Cricket balls Cricket bats Protective equipment in cricket Conclusion Future trends Acknowledgements References

Materials Used in Paralympic Sports, Dr. Jani Macari Pallis Introduction Physical disabilities Paralympic sport regulations Devices and materials used in paralympic sports Future trends Sources of further information and advice Acknowledgements References

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