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Materials in Sports Equipment - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081025826, 9780081025833

Materials in Sports Equipment

2nd Edition

Editor: Aleksandar Subic
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025826
eBook ISBN: 9780081025833
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 21st May 2019
Page Count: 604
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Table of Contents

Part 1: General Issues
1. Modelling of materials for sports equipment
Martin Strangwood
2. Non-destructive testing of sports equipment: the use of infrared thermography
Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
3. Protective helmets in sports
Scott Piland
4. Wearable technologies in sports
Farnaz Memarian, Shahrzad Rahmani, Maryam Yousefzadeh and Masoud Latifi
5. 3D Printing of sports equipment
Mladenko Kajtaz, Martin Leary, Milan Brandt and Aleksandar Subic
6. 5 Mouth protection in sports
Scott Piland

Part 2: Specific Sports
7. Benchmarking and regulation of glove grip in Australian football
Franz Konstantin Fuss
8. Design and materials in baseball
9. Design and materials in snowboarding
10. Design and materials in ice hockey
David James Pearsall
11. Design and materials in fly fishing
12. Design and materials in archery
Bob W. kooi
13. Design and materials in rowing
14. Design and materials in athletics
Nicholas Linthorne
15. Design and materials in fitness equipment
16. Foot orthosis in running
Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada and Irene Jimenez-Perez
17. Compressive garments in running.
Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada and Pedro Pérez-Soriano
18. Nanotechnology in sport clothing
Masoud Latifi and Ali Akbar Gharehaghaji


Materials in Sports Equipment, Second Edition, provides a detailed review on the design and performance of materials in sports apparel, equipment and surfaces in a broad range of sporting applications. Chapters cover materials modeling, non-destructive testing, design issues for sports apparel, skull and mouth protection, and new chapters on artificial sport surfaces, anthropometric design customization, and 3D printing in sports equipment. In addition, the book covers sports-specific design and material choices in a range of key sports, from baseball, rowing, and archery, to ice hockey, snowboarding, and fishing.

Users will find a valuable resource that explicitly links materials, engineering and design principles directly to sports applications, thus making it an essential resource to materials scientists, engineers, sports equipment designers and sports manufacturers developing products in this evolving field.

Key Features

  • Provides both updated and new chapters on recent developments in the design and performance of advanced materials in a number of sports applications
  • Discusses varying aspects, such as the modeling of materials behavior and non-destructive testing
  • Analyzes the aerodynamic properties of materials and the design of sports apparel and smart materials
  • Explores new topics on athletic equipment, such as 3D printing and anthropometric design customization and on artificial sports surfaces


R&D in sports materials, material scientists, sports manufacturers and product designers, Athletes and trainers; sports engineers, Students in sports engineering, technology or materials


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About the Editor

Aleksandar Subic

Professor Aleksandar Subic is the Chair of Mechanical Design and Head of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently the Chairman of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Design. Professor Subic is internationally respected for his research in the field of sports engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Aleksandar Subic, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia