Materials in Sports Equipment, Second Edition, provides a detailed review on the design and performance of materials in sports apparel, equipment and surfaces in a broad range of sporting applications. Chapters cover materials modeling, non-destructive testing, design issues for sports apparel, skull and mouth protection, and new chapters on artificial sport surfaces, anthropometric design customization, and 3D printing in sports equipment. In addition, the book covers sports-specific design and material choices in a range of key sports, from baseball, rowing, and archery, to ice hockey, snowboarding, and fishing.
Users will find a valuable resource that explicitly links materials, engineering and design principles directly to sports applications, thus making it an essential resource to materials scientists, engineers, sports equipment designers and sports manufacturers developing products in this evolving field.
- Provides both updated and new chapters on recent developments in the design and performance of advanced materials in a number of sports applications
- Discusses varying aspects, such as the modeling of materials behavior and non-destructive testing
- Analyzes the aerodynamic properties of materials and the design of sports apparel and smart materials
- Explores new topics on athletic equipment, such as 3D printing and anthropometric design customization and on artificial sports surfaces
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Part 1: General Issues 1. Modelling of materials for sports equipment 2. Non-destructive testing of sports equipment: the use of infrared thermography 3. Protective helmets in sports 4. Wearable technologies in sports 5. 3D Printing of sports equipment 6. 5 Mouth protection in sports
Part 2: Specific Sports 7. Benchmarking and regulation of glove grip in Australian football 8. Design and materials in baseball 9. Design and materials in snowboarding 10. Design and materials in ice hockey 11. Design and materials in fly fishing 12. Design and materials in archery 13. Design and materials in rowing 14. Design and materials in athletics 15. Design and materials in fitness equipment 16. Foot orthosis in running 17. Compressive garments in running. 18. Nanotechnology in sport clothing
Professor Aleksandar Subic is the Chair of Mechanical Design and Head of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently the Chairman of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Design. Professor Subic is internationally respected for his research in the field of sports engineering.