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Materials in Sports Equipment By Mike Jenkins (Woodhead Publishing)

Materials in Sports Equipment by Mike Jenkins (Woodhead Publishing)

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Presenting the research on the chemical structure and composition, microstructure and material processing of the various materials used in a wide range of sports equipment, this book provides insight into the overall influence of materials in sports and the significance of material processing and design.

Materials in Sports Equipment Summary

Materials in Sports Equipment by Mike Jenkins (Woodhead Publishing)

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.

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

Additional information

NGR9780849317668
9780849317668
0849317665
Materials in Sports Equipment by Mike Jenkins (Woodhead Publishing)
New
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Inc
2003-08-15
407
N/A
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