Sport Aerodynamics / Edition 1

Sport Aerodynamics / Edition 1

by Helge Noerstrud
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3211892966

ISBN-13: 9783211892961

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Springer Vienna

In sport disciplines such as running, ice skating, bicycling and cross-country skiing the aerodynamic drag force constitutes the major obstacle to overcome. Furthermore, in ski jumping and in various activities involving a ball the aerodynamic lift force comes in addition into action.

This book describes the various sport disciplines on the basis of aerodynamic

Overview

In sport disciplines such as running, ice skating, bicycling and cross-country skiing the aerodynamic drag force constitutes the major obstacle to overcome. Furthermore, in ski jumping and in various activities involving a ball the aerodynamic lift force comes in addition into action.

This book describes the various sport disciplines on the basis of aerodynamic analysis and also cover the biomechanics part by illustrative performance examples. Such treatment of the underlying physical phenomena of sport activities gives a valuable supplement to existing literature on sport. The reader will also be guided to references which exist for the various topics discussed, so she or he can go into a deeper study of the particular sport activity at wish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783211892961
Publisher:
Springer Vienna
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Series, #506
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

H. Nørstrud: Basic Aerodynamics
L. Sætran: Factors influencing on running
G. Gibertini and D. Grassi: Cycling Aerodynamics
W. Müller and P. Hofmann: Performance factors in bicycling: Human power, drag, and rolling resistance
L. Sætran: Skin Suit Aerodynamics in Speed Skating
H. Nørstrud: Cross-Country Skiing
H. Nørstrud: Alpine Downhill and Speed-Skiing
W. Müller: Performance factors in ski jumping
W. Müller: Computer simulation of ski jumping based on wind tunnel data
W. Meile, W. Müller and E. Reisenberger Ski-Jumping Aerodynamics: Model-Experiments and CFD-Simulations
H. Nørstrud: Some Aspects of Ski Jumping
R. D. Mehta: Sports Ball Aerodynamics

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