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DOI:10.1177/1754337114553692
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Author(s):Petrass, Lauren A.; Twomey, Dara M.; Harvey, Jack T.; Otago, Leonie; LeRossignol, Peter
Author Affiliation:Petrass, Twomey, and Harvey: School of Health Sciences and Psychology, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, VIC; Otago and LeRossignol: School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Title:Comparison of surface temperatures of different synthetic turf systems and natural grass: Have advances in synthetic turf technology made a difference
Source:Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. Vol. 229, No. 1, March 2015, p. 10-16.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:London, England, United Kingdom: Professional Engineering Publishing Limited
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic injuries; Environmental factors; Heat stress; Natural versus artificial turf; Sports turf safety; Surface temperature; Third-generation artificial turf
Abstract/Contents:"Few studies have considered surface temperatures on the most recent synthetic turf products, and no empirical evidence is available on the more technologically advanced cool climate synthetic products which claim to reduce surface temperature. This article compared surface temperatures of typical third-generation synthetic turf with a cool climate product and also compared the synthetic turf products to natural grass to determine whether synthetic turf reacts differently to environmental factors and hence may increase heat-related health risks for participants. Surface temperatures were significantly associated with ambient temperature (F3,376 = 116.02, p < 0.001), relative humidity (F1,376 = 10.15, p = 0.028), and wind (F1,376 = 1.45, p = 0.004) having smaller effects. After adjustment for covariates, mean surface temperatures were significantly lower (40.79 °C) on a cool climate field compared to a typical third-generation field (44.91 °C), although both synthetic fields were considerably warmer than natural grass at the same venue (by 12.46 °C at the metropolitan venue and 22.15 °C at the regional venue). These findings provide initial insight into the potential value of cool climate products and will aid both design and development of synthetic turf products for the future."
Language:English
References:21
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Petrass, L. A., D. M. Twomey, J. T. Harvey, L. Otago, and P. LeRossignol. 2015. Comparison of surface temperatures of different synthetic turf systems and natural grass: Have advances in synthetic turf technology made a difference. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. 229(1):p. 10-16.
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DOI: 10.1177/1754337114553692
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