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DOI:10.1177/1754338X10392310
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Author(s):Twomey, D. M.; Otago, L.; Saunders, N.
Author Affiliation:School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Title:Challenges in the development of standards for synthetic turf for Australian football and cricket
Source:Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:Part P, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. Vol. 225, No. 2, June 2011, p. 93-101.
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:London, England: Professional Engineering Publishing Limited
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Artificial turf; Cricket pitches; Equipment evaluation; Natural versus artificial turf
Abstract/Contents:"Given the escalating drought conditions in Australia, synthetic surfaces have recently been explored as a viable surface option for community-level Australian football-cricket ovals. The vast majority of Australian football ovals are transformed into cricket pitches during the football off-season and hence the characteristics of both sports had to be duly considered in the development of standards that could be tested in a laboratory setting, for a synthetic turf surface. This paper describes the data collection and test methods undertaken in the development of the standards for synthetic surface use in Australian football and cricket. The paper also discusses the issues and challenges encountered during the development of standards for multi-sport synthetic surfaces to ensure player safety while maintaining the performance characteristics of both sports. Surface property and ball interaction tests were undertaken on natural playing surfaces, both in situ and in the laboratory to determine the properties of the current playing surface for each sport. This paper highlights the importance of careful consideration of the characteristics of both games and the use of equipment from both sports in the testing methods. The standards described in this paper have now been accepted by the Australian Football League and Cricket Australia and the product approval process and use of synthetic surfaces for Australian football and cricket is imminent."
Language:English
References:20
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Twomey, D. M., L. Otago, and N. Saunders. 2011. Challenges in the development of standards for synthetic turf for Australian football and cricket. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:Part P, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. 225(2):p. 93-101.
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DOI: 10.1177/1754338X10392310
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