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Web URL(s):https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-012-0097-4/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:Spatial analysis of the mechanical behaviour of natural turf sports pitches
Source:Sports Engineering. Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2012, p. 143-157.
# of Pages:15
Publishing Information:[Oxford, England]: Blackwell Science
Related Web URL:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-012-0097-4
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    Notes: Abstract and Guide page only
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Compaction; Dynamic tests; GoingStick; Playability; Shear resistance; Soil water content; Spatial equilibrium analysis; Surface hardness
Abstract/Contents:"The mechanical behaviour of three sports pitches was spatially analysed using geostatistical techniques (variograms and interpolation), at three times across a season of sport. Data were collected from over 100 locations across the pitches. Pure nugget variograms were evident for penetration resistance and shear resistance measured with the GoingStick, surface energy absorption measured with the dynamic surface tester (DST) device, and soil water content. Descriptive statistics and interpolated surface maps of the data confirmed that the surfaces exhibited random variation in their mechanical properties and did not support previous research suggesting that behaviour varies in central areas of the pitch. Temporal variation on the pitches was shown to be similar in magnitude to detected spatial variation. Impact hardness quantified with the CIST was the only mechanical property that exhibited spatially dependent data, and this was attributed to the stress history applied by the first two drops of the device. Temporal and spatial variation of properties was generally smaller on a sand rootzone pitch, in comparison to two native soil pitches. Consideration should be given to the effect that spatial variability of sports pitches may have on player performance or injury risks throughout the sporting season: DST data suggest that the impact attenuation athletes would receive when running on the surface would vary on a small spatial scale. The methodology was considered robust for use in future spatial analysis."
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Caple, M., I. James, and M. Bartlett. 2012. Spatial analysis of the mechanical behaviour of natural turf sports pitches. Sports Engineering. 15(3):p. 143-157.
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DOI: 10.1007/s12283-012-0097-4
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