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Title: Advanced measurement for sports surface system behaviour
Authors: Wang, Xinyi
Fleming, Paul R.
Dixon, Neil
Keywords: Artificial turf system
Pressure distribution
Material stress-strain behaviour
Measurement systems
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Elsevier Ltd
Citation: WANG, X., FLEMING, P.R. and DIXON, N., 2012. Advanced measurement for sports surface system behaviour. Procedia Engineering, 34, pp. 825 - 830.
Abstract: Artificial turf surface systems for sport can be comprised of a number of different materials. Measuring the surface system's response to loading from player and ball is important for developing better understanding of its behaviour to enhance product design and optimise performance. Currently, simple mechanical tests are used to test and classify artificial turf systems for compliance to industry standards. However, little literature exists that describes artificial turf system response under player loading or the contribution of the components to the system response. This paper presents data for the stress-strain behaviour of the layer materials (one hockey turf and two types of shockpad) from laboratory controlled loading and data from a dynamic pressure measurement system. The results show strong non linearity, hysteresis and viscoelasticity exhibited by the materials. The pressure measurement results show how the applied loads are dissipated within the system and demonstrate the differing response of two shockpads. The paper provides a contribution in understanding to the response of artificial turf systems to compression loading.
Description: This conference paper was published in a special issue of the journal Procedia Engineering. The issue comprises the Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association held at The University of Massachusetts, Lowell on the 9th-13th July 2012. It is published by Elsevier as Open Access under a CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.141
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17261
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.141
ISSN: 1877-7058
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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