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Web URL(s):https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-012-0096-5/fulltext.html
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Author(s):Caple, Matt; James, Iain; Bartlett, Mark
Author Affiliation:Centre for Sports Surface Technology, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK
Title:Mechanical behaviour of natural turf sports pitches across a season
Source:Sports Engineering. Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2012, p. 129-141.
# of Pages:13
Publishing Information:[Oxford, England]: Blackwell Science
Related Web URL:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-012-0096-5
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    Notes: Abstract and Guide page only
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Clegg Impact Soil Tester; Compaction; GoingStick; Playability; Shear resistance; Surface hardness
Abstract/Contents:"A study assessing the mechanical behaviour of six natural turf pitches of varying sporting level and surface construction was undertaken over a period of 10 months, spanning a sporting season (August 2010 to May 2011). Penetration resistance and shear resistance were measured with the GoingStick, impact hardness and surface energy absorption were measured with the 2.25 kg Clegg Impact Soil Tester and the Dynamic Surface Tester device, respectively. The two sand rootzone pitches were more resistant to deformation and less variable in their impact behaviour (impact hardness and energy absorption) through the season than the native soil pitches containing greater proportions of silt and clay. Greater consistency was shown for penetration resistance and shear resistance on one of the sand rootzone pitches, with the other behaving similar to the native soil pitches for these parameters. The sand rootzone surfaces exhibited greater (P < 0.05) impact hardness than the native soil pitches in the winter period of the season (November to mid-March) compared to the beginning or end periods of the season, where data were statistically similar (P > 0.05). The greater consistency of sand rootzone surfaces should be considered for the effect it may have on player and team performance, and injury potential. Analysis of data against Performance Quality Standard benchmarks indicated that all data on the sand rootzones exceeded preferred values for impact hardness, indicating these ranges may be obsolete for the modern elite natural turf surface."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Caple, M., I. James, and M. Bartlett. 2012. Mechanical behaviour of natural turf sports pitches across a season. Sports Engineering. 15(3):p. 129-141.
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DOI: 10.1007/s12283-012-0096-5
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