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Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Franz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic, Martin Strangwood, Rabindra Mehta


528 pages

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From carbon fibre racing bikes to ‘sharkskin’ swimsuits, the application of cutting-edge design, technology and engineering has proved to be a vital ingredient in enhanced sports performance. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of contemporary sports technology and engineering, providing a complete overview of academic, professional and industrial knowledge and technique.

The book is divided into eight sections covering the following topics :

  • Sustainable Sports Engineering
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Summer Mobility Sports
  • Winter Mobility Sports
  • Apparel and Protection Equipment
  • Sports Implements (racquets, clubs, bats, sticks)
  • Sports Balls
  • Sports Surfaces and Facilities

Written by an international team of leading experts from industry, academia and commercial research institutes, the emphasis throughout the book is on innovation, the relationship between business and science, and the improvement of sports performance. This is an essential reference for anybody working in sports technology, sports product design, sports engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, sports business or applied sport science.

Table of Contents

Preface Sustainable Sports Engineering 1. Sustainable Design of Sports Products- Aleksandar Subic , Adrian Mouritz and Olga Troynikov 2. Sustainable Manufacturing of Sports Products - Aleksandar Subic, Bahman Shabani, Mehdi Hedayati, Enda Crossin Instrumentation Technology 3. Instrumentation of Sports Equipment - Franz Konstantin Fuss 4. Smart Devices and Technologies for Sports Equipment - Franz Konstantin Fuss 5. Instrumentation of athletes - Daniel Arthur James 6. Technologies in Exertion Games - Florian Floyd Mueller Summer Mobility Sports 7. Design of Racing bicycles - Lachlan Thompson 8. Mountain Bike Technology - Robin C. Redfield 9. Rowing Equipment Technology - Alastair Campbell Ritchie, John Dominy 10. Sports Wheelchair Technologies - Franz Konstantin Fuss and Aleksandar Subic Winter Mobility Sports 11. Cross country ski technology - Leonid Kuzmin, Franz Konstantin Fuss 12. Snowboard Technology - Patrick Clifton, Aleksandar Subic, Franz Konstantin Fuss 13. Ice Hockey Skate Design and Performance - Rene A Turcotte, David J Pearsall Apparel and Protection Equipment 14. Design and Mechanics of Running Shoes - Franz Konstantin Fuss 15. Sports Apparel - Aleksandar Subic, Firoz Alam, Olga Troynikov, Len Brownlie 16. Sports Helmets - Aleksandar Subic, Firoz Alam and Monir Takla 17. Design and Mechanics of Mountaineering Equipment - Franz Konstantin Fuss, Günther Niegl Sports Implements (racquets, clubs, bats, sticks) 18. Golf Club Construction, Design and Performance - Martin Strangwood, Carl Slater 19. Tennis Racquet Technology - Franz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic and Rod Cross 20. Mechanical Behaviour of Baseball and Softball Bats - Lloyd Smith 21. Ice Hockey Stick Mechanics and Designs - Rene A Turcotte and David J Pearsall Sports Balls 22. The Science and Engineering of Golf Balls - Martin Strangwood 23. Solid Mechanics and Aerodynamics of Cricket Balls - Franz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic, Rabindra D. Mehta 24. Mechanical and Aerodynamic Behaviour of Baseballs and Softballs - Lloyd Smith, Jeff Kensrud 25. Hockey balls - Dan Ranga, Martin Strangwood 26. Oval Shaped Sports Balls: Aerodynamics, Friction and Bounce - Firoz Alam, Franz Konstantin Fuss , Aleksandar Subic 27. Aerodynamics and Court Interaction of Tennis Balls - Firoz Alam, Franz Konstantin Fuss, Rabindra Mehta and Aleksandar Subic 28. Aerodynamics and Construction of Modern Soccer Balls - Firoz Alam, Takeshi Asai, Rabindra Mehta and Aleksandar Subic Sports Surfaces and Facilities 29. Artificial TurfPeter Sandkuehler, Allan McLennaghan, Thomas Allgeuer 30. Natural Turf Sports Surfaces - Iain T James 31. Design of Sports Facilities - Franz Konstantin Fuss

About the Editors

Franz Konstantin Fuss is Professor of Sports Engineering and Technology at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of Sports Technology and Chair, Co-Chair and Organiser of Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology (APCST) conferences. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) and is a Co-Director of the Australian Sports Technology Network (ASTN).

Aleksandar Subic is Professor and Head of the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of Sports Technology and the Journal of Sustainable Design, and Chair, Co-Chair and Organiser of APCST conferences. He is also the past president of the ISEA.

Martin Strangwood is Senior Lecturer at the School of Metallurgy and Materials, Birmingham University, UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of Sports Engineering.

Rabindra Mehta is a research scientist in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center, USA, and a sports aerodynamics consultant. He is also joint Editor-in-Chief of Sports Technology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Equipment & Supplies
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Technology