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DOI:10.1007/BF02844119
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Author(s):Fleming, Paul; Young, Colin
Author Affiliation:Loughborough University, UK
Title:Sports surfaces - Impact assessment tools
Section:Abstracts from the 6th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport: Chapter 8 - Testing, prototyping, benchmarking
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Meeting Info.:Munich, Germany: July 10-14, 2006
Source:Sports Engineering. Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2006, p. 190.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Oxford, England]: Blackwell Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Evaluative methods; Impact tests; Surface quality
Abstract/Contents:"This paper reviews two current and two emerging test methods for the impact assessment of sports surfaces for a variety of different sports including field hockey, soccer/rugby and sports hall floors. A good quality sports surface should enable a player to demonstrate and develop their skills, and limit the risk of injury. To ensure surfaces meet these requirements (in part) many sports governing bodies stipulate a series of (impact) tests to assess the surface shock absorption. Current industry standard impact tests have some shortcomings for either routine use and/or for research purposes. In this paper the impact performance requirements of a surface are briefly reviewed, and the four measurement methods explained. The emerging test methods are contrasted to the conventional ones, via a series of comparative data from several programmes of research. The paper concludes that there is a place for both simple 'ranking' tests, suitable for routine use and that are comparable to the more complex sport performance tests, and for a more sophisticated engineering test that is both a suitable substitute for the industry standard methods and that better describes the behaviour of the sports surface under test."
Language:English
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Fleming, P., and C. Young. 2006. Sports surfaces - Impact assessment tools. Sports Engineering. 9(3):p. 190.
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02844119
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https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2FBF02844119.pdf#page=16
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