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DOI:10.1177/1754337115612657
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Author(s):Lenehan, Kurt A.; Twomey, Dara M.
Author Affiliation:School of Health Science and Psychology, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Title:Abrasion testing on synthetic turf: A modified device
Section:Technical note
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Source:Proceedings of the Institutionof Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. Vol. 230, No. 4, December 2016, p. 280-284.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:London, England, United Kingdom: Professional Engineering Publishing Limited
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Abrasion injury; Artificial turf; Evaluations; Sports turf safety; Sports turf tests
Abstract/Contents:"Despite the improved quality of synthetic turf surfaces, players are still expressing their discontent with the perceived greater risk of sustaining abrasion injuries on them relative to natural turf. The validity of the current device, the SecurisportĀ®, used to measure the abrasiveness of synthetic turf playing surfaces has been challenged based on its unrealistic interaction with the surface throughout testing. It rotates on the surface at a speed of 40Ā±1 r/min. The aim of this study was to compare the abrasion measurements from the current Securisport device with those from a modified device. The modified device moved across the surface in a linear direction at a speed of 5 m/s, replicating a soccer slide tackle. Data were captured for three trials for each device on three different surfaces: sand-only infill, low-rubber infill and high-rubber infill. Overall, it was found that there was a significant mean abrasion difference of 51.7% between the two devices (p=0.02) and also significant differences resided between the two devices at specific infill levels. The results of this study found that the specific modifications to the current Securisport device, substantially changed abrasion measurements on synthetic turf, therefore illustrating the need for further work to improve the validity of the Securisport."
Language:English
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Lenehan, K. A., and D. M. Twomey. 2016. Abrasion testing on synthetic turf: A modified device. Proceedings of the Institutionof Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. 230(4):p. 280-284.
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DOI: 10.1177/1754337115612657
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