Materials in Sports Equipment
- Mike Jenkins, University of Birmingham, UK (Volume 1)
Materials in sports equipment presents the latest research, from a distinguished panel of international contributors, into the chemical structure and composition, microstructure and material processing of the various materials used in a wide range of sports. The relationship between performance and design is examined in detail for each sport covered.
Part one concentrates on the general use of materials in sports. Here, the reader is given a broad insight into the overall influence of materials in sports, and the significance of material processing and design. Part two focuses on showing how individual sports have benefited from recent improvements in material technology. It also analyses the way in which improvements in our understanding of biomechanics and the engineering aspects of sports equipment performance have influenced materials and design. Sports whose equipment is considered in detail include: golf, tennis, cycling, mountaineering, skiing, cricket and paralympic sports. The overall aim of the book is to make the reader aware of the interaction between the type of material, its selection, processing and surface treatment, and show how this process underpins the performance of the final sporting product.
It is essential reading for all materials scientists and researchers working in this rapidly developing field.
All materials scientists and researchers working in this rapidly developing field
- Published: July 2003
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-85573-599-6
â¦an excellent resource for all those individuals interested in the development and application of advanced sports materials., Carbohydrate Polymers
...technologies and theories behind such equipment is clearly explained and illustrated., Carbohydrate Polymers